ERIC Number: EJ443632
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
What Is Mathematics to Children?
Kouba, Vicky L.; McDonald, Janet L.
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v10 n1 p105-13 Apr 1991
A survey of 1,202 students was conducted to identify and categorize elementary students' operational definitions of mathematics. The analysis of student rationales for classifying situations as mathematical or nonmathematical reflected three major views: mathematics as a narrow domain, an exclusive domain, and an upwardly shifting domain. (MDH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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