ERIC Number: ED178330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of Initial Fractions Concepts, Parts 1 and 2. Working Paper No. 218.
Burke, Maurice; And Others
This working paper is a product of a graduate research seminar in mathematics education at the University of Wisconsin. Chapter I contains the rationale for re-examining fractions. The discussion centers around the different interpretations of fractions in view of the use of hand-held calculators and the metric system. In Chapter II a logical, conceptual hierarchy of initial fraction concepts is presented. Chapter III is an extensive review of the related research. This review includes overviews of the research, dissertations, large-scale investigations, foundation work, further studies on readiness, and interpretations and recommendations. Chapter IV is a brief review of how fractions are presented in selected textbooks. Five pilot studies are described in Chapter V. Chapter VI includes an overview of the Developing Mathematical Processes (DMP) approach to fractions. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from the Project on Studies in Mathematics