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ERIC Number: EJ1106789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Using Picture Story Books to Discover and Explore the Concept of Equivalence
Russo, James
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v21 n2 p26-31 2016
This article describes activities in which students deepen their relational understanding of the equals sign through exploring inequalities in a competitive dice game, built around the familiar fairy-tale "The Three Little Pigs" and "The Big Bad Wolf." The activity can be adapted to different abilities by choosing more or less challenging dice combinations. The two follow-up investigations, based on the story "Who Sank the Boat?," are intended to consolidate (Investigation 1), and further extend (Investigation 2), student understanding of the equivalence concept.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A