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ERIC Number: EJ554602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Changes with Age in Students' Conceptions of Decimal Notation.
Moloney, Kevin; Stacey, Kaye
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v9 n1 p25-38 May 1997
Examines Australian students' conceptions of ordering decimals. Fifty secondary students studied over 12 months showed little change in their misconceptions. Whole number misconceptions are important in earlier years but disappear with time. The fraction misconception persists however, being displayed by approximately 20% of year 10 students. The zero-rule misconception was uncommon. Includes a diagnostic test useful to teachers. (AIM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia