ERIC Number: ED178329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Young Children's Representation of Addition and Subtraction Problems. Theoretical Paper No. 74. Conceptual Paper No. 4.
Moser, James M.
A discussion is presented concerning variables associated with children's representation of certain addition and subtraction problems. Problem components are classified as physical, pictorial, sensual, verbal-spoken, verbal-written, symbolic, or internal. Problems are discussed as abstract (symbolic) or nonsymbolic. Three problem components are identified and discussed: (1) measurable entities, (2) contextual relationships or actions on entities, and (3) characteristics of the missing number. The second component is further broken down into joining, separating, equalizing, part-part-whole, and comparison. Problem structure is also discussed. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.
Note: Report from the Project on Studies in Mathematics