ERIC Number: ED294766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Children's Misconceptions about the Multidigit Subtraction Algorithm.
Cauley, Kathleen M.
This study probed children's reasoning about both correct and incorrect but plausible statements of hypothetical children concerning the concepts of subtraction, with the intention of examining misconceptions in greater depth. Eight third graders, 14 fourth graders, and 14 fifth graders were interviewed individually to assess their understanding of regrouping in multidigit subtraction. The results illustrate the firmness of children's misconceptions about the regrouping procedure in particular and place value in general. (PK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).