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ERIC Number: EJ1114221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
An Arithmetic-Algebraic Work Space for the Promotion of Arithmetic and Algebraic Thinking: Triangular Numbers
Hitt, Fernando; Saboya, Mireille; Cortés Zavala, Carlos
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v48 n6 p775-791 Oct 2016
This paper presents an experiment that attempts to mobilise an arithmetic-algebraic way of thinking in order to articulate between arithmetic thinking and the early algebraic thinking, which is considered a prelude to algebraic thinking. In the process of building this latter way of thinking, researchers analysed pupils' spontaneous production using a triangular numbers activity. Based on a specific collaborative learning methodology, this study explores the possibility of constructing an Arithmetic-Algebraic Work Space around the process of constructing signs as framed by both activity theory and a technological approach, showing the spontaneous representations produced by seventh grade pupils and their evolution in a socio-cultural environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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