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Connecting the equal sign

Jones, Ian and Pratt, Dave (2006) Connecting the equal sign. International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning, 11 (3). pp. 301-325. ISSN 1382-3892. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Additional Information: This paper in an international peer-reviewed journal reports the activity of young students using a microworld designed to help them construct meanings about fractions. In fact, the analysis indicated that the students were making use of the equals sign in ways that were not consistent with operator/equivalence dichotomy in the literature. The affordances of the microworld seemed to provide the students with the need to use the equals sign in ways more akin to use in formal mathematics. The observation prompted fresh analysis of earlier data arising form students’ use of the equals sign in a different context. Further work is now revealing fresh insights into students’ use of arithmetic.
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Geography, Enterprise, Mathematics and Science
IOE Departments > Departments > Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
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Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 15:47
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 08:21
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