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ERIC Number: EJ1096487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Multiplicative Thinking: Much More than Knowing Multiplication Facts and Procedures
Hurst, Chris; Hurrell, Derek
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v21 n1 p34-38 2016
Multiplicative thinking is accepted as a "big idea" of mathematics that underpins important mathematical concepts such as fraction understanding, proportional reasoning, and algebraic thinking. It is characterised by understandings such as the multiplicative relationship between places in the number system, basic and extended number facts, and properties of operations and associated relationships. Using examples from a current Year 6 research project, this article highlights the importance of a combination of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency in developing multiplicative thinkers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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