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ERIC Number: ED489670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Proportional Reasoning of Quasi-Illiterate Adults
Alatorre, Silvia; Figueras, Olimpia
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
The main purpose of this paper is to describe the answers given by adults without primary schooling to different ratio-and rate-comparison tasks. The framework and the analysed data are part of an ongoing research, in which the responses of subjects of different ages and schoolings are studied. The behaviour of quasi-illiterate adults could throw some light on the effect of school on proportional reasoning in normal conditions; evidence will be shown regarding the similarities of their phenomenological behaviour with the one of people with regular schooling, especially the influence of number structure and context upon proportional reasoning. [For complete proceedings, see ED489632.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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