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ERIC Number: ED573185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
The Effects of Creating Rich Learning Environments for Children to Measure Mass
Cheeseman, Jill; McDonough, Andrea; Ferguson, Sarah
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
This paper reports on a design experiment regarding young children's concepts of mass measurement. 119 year one and two children were interviewed using a clinical interview both before and after the teaching period comprising five lessons that offered rich learning experiences regarding concepts of mass. The results of the interviews were that the majority of these Year 1 and 2 children moved from using non-standard units to using standard units and instruments for measuring mass.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia