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ERIC Number: EJ1123759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Modelling in Primary School: Constructing Conceptual Models and Making Sense of Fractions
Shahbari, Juhaina Awawdeh; Peled, Irit
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v15 n2 p371-391 Feb 2017
This article describes sixth-grade students' engagement in two model-eliciting activities offering students the opportunity to construct mathematical models. The findings show that students utilized their knowledge of fractions including conceptual and procedural knowledge in constructing mathematical models for the given situations. Some students were also able to generalize the fraction model and transfer it to a new situation. Analysis of the students' work demonstrates that they made use of four fraction constructs--part-whole, operator, quotients, and ratio. The activities also revealed difficulties in the students' knowledge of fractions, some of which were overcome in the process of organizing and mathematizing the problem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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