ERIC Number: EJ438307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Using Physical Materials to Develop Mathematical Intuition in Fraction Part-Whole Situations.
Peck, Donald M.; Connell, Michael L.
Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, v13 n4 p3-12 Fall 1991
This paper describes student performance and beliefs regarding fractions resulting from a five-phase approach toward developing mathematical intuition via physical materials. Interviews with students using this approach and with students using a conventional textbook approach indicated significant differences in problem-solving abilities and higher order thinking skills for the experimental class. (13 references) (JJK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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