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ERIC Number: EJ1120088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1473-0111
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Using Integer Manipulatives: Representational Determinism
Bossé, Michael J.; Lynch-Davis, Kathleen; Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku; Chandler, Kayla
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, v17 n3 2016
Teachers and students commonly use various concrete representations during mathematical instruction. These representations can be utilized to help students understand mathematical concepts and processes, increase flexibility of thinking, facilitate problem solving, and reduce anxiety while doing mathematics. Unfortunately, the manner in which some instructionally employ representations potentially leaves students confounded and mathematical ideas unlearned. From the perspective of representational determinism, this paper explores the appropriate uses and misuses of concrete representations in respect to integer operations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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