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ERIC Number: ED307133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Application of Children's Mathematical Intuition to an Elementary Curriculum.
Sheft, Andrea
This document suggests ways of using children's intuitive ideas about mathematics as a starting point for an elementary curriculum. Ways are discussed to capitalize on what children already know: to cultivate rather than discourage students' intuitive mathematical sense, and to help students make connections between what they know and what they are learning. It includes discussions of utilizing manipulatives to demonstrate relationships of mathematics to the real world, children's literature to aid understanding of mathematical concepts, and children's communication to discuss possible ways of solving a problem. Twelve references are listed. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A