ERIC Number: EJ1043381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Reference Count: 2
Dollars & Sense: Students' Integer Perspectives
Whitacre, Ian; Bishop, Jessica Pierson; Philipp, Randolph A.; Lamb, Lisa L.; Schappelle, Bonnie P.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v20 n2 p84-89 Sep 2014
A story problem about borrowing money, presented in this article, may be represented with positive or negative numbers and thought about in different ways. The authors describe ideas related to integers (both positive and negative) and how students used them in relation to a story problem, and how they related these ideas to equations.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Equations (Mathematics), Interviews, Grade 7, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Misconceptions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL-0918780