ERIC Number: EJ548078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Young Children's Intuitive Models of Multiplication and Division.
Mulligan, Joanne T.; Mitchelmore, Michael C.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v28 n3 p309-30 May 1997
Investigates the calculation strategies used by female students in Grades Two and Three to solve word problems. Findings indicate that students used three main intuitive models: (1) direct counting; (2) repeated addition; and (3) multiplicative operation. Concludes that children acquire an expanding repertoire of intuitive models and the model used reflects the mathematical structure they impose on the problem. Contains 26 references. (Author/JRH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia