ERIC Number: EJ604027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Young Children's Intuitive Understanding of Rectangular Area Measurement.
Outhred, Lynne N.; Mitchelmore, Michael C.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v31 n2 p144-67 Mar 2000
Focuses on the strategies young children (N=115) use to solve rectangular covering tasks before they have been taught area measurement. Children's solution strategies were classified into five developmental levels. Emphasizes the importance of understanding the relationship between the size of a unit and the dimensions of the rectangle in learning about rectangular covering. (Contains 32 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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