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ERIC Number: ED128200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul-22
Reference Count: 0
What Makes Mathematical Sense to Children?
Flake, Janice L.
This paper discusses six aspects of current practice in mathematics instruction of elementary school children: (1) use of symbolization, (2) use of models, (3) consideration of child development, (4) "logical" vs. "natural" approaches, (5) individualization, and (6) diagnosis and prescription. The author argues that symbols are frequently introduced prematurely, and that discovery approaches are more appropriate than logical ones for this level of development. (SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference for Teacher Corps Projects, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1976; Contains some light print