ERIC Number: EJ463197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Research into Practice: Misconceptions about Multiplication and Division.
Graeber, Anna O.
Arithmetic Teacher, v40 n7 p408-11 Mar 1993
Discusses the two overgeneralizations "multiplications makes bigger" and "division makes smaller" in the context of solving word problems involving rational numbers less than one. Presents activities to help students make sense of multiplication and division in these situations. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Decimal Fractions, Division, Elementary Education, Fractions, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Misconceptions, Multiplication, Problem Solving, Rational Numbers, Word Problems (Mathematics)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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