ERIC Number: ED455126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Teaching for Abstraction: Angle as a Case in Point.
White, Paul; Mitchelmore, Michael
The method of Teaching for Abstraction was applied in grades 2 and 4 to individual teaching interviews focusing on the angle concept. Responses of three students who successfully matched different physical angle situations are compared to responses of three that did not. The teaching method was generally supported, but it appears that more emphasis needs to be given to the examination of within-situation and within-context similarities before matching across contexts, and hence abstraction of the angle concept, can proceed. (Contains 10 references and 1 figure.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Catholic Univ., Canberra. Signodou Campus.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (24th, Sydney, Australia, July 1-4, 2001).