ERIC Number: EJ407519
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Learning Fractions with Understanding: Building on Informal Knowledge.
Mack, Nancy K.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v21 n1 p16-32 Jan 1990
Examines the development of students' understandings about fractions during six weeks of instruction. Reports that all students possessed informal knowledge disconnected from their knowledge of fraction symbols and procedures and that knowledge of rote procedures often interfered with students' attempts to build on their informal knowledge. (Author/YP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED512043