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ERIC Number: EJ1158806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Pre-Service Teachers' Flexibility with Referent Units in Solving a Fraction Division Problem
Lee, Mi Yeon
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v96 n3 p327-348 Nov 2017
This study investigated 111 pre-service teachers' (PSTs') flexibility with referent units in solving a fraction division problem using a length model. Participants' written solutions to a measurement fraction division problem were analyzed in terms of strategies and types of errors, using an inductive content analysis approach. Findings suggest that most PSTs could calculate fraction division and make equivalent fractions procedurally but did not have the quantitative meanings of measurement division with fraction quantities or of making equivalent fractions. Implications are discussed for the improvement of PSTs' specialized knowledge for teaching fraction division.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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