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ERIC Number: EJ774901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
How to Show One-Fourth? Uncovering Hidden Context through Reciprocal Learning
Abramovich, S.; Brouwer, P.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v38 n6 p779-795 Sep 2007
This paper suggests that mathematics teacher educators should listen carefully to what their students are saying. More specifically, it demonstrates how from one pre-teacher's non-traditional geometric representation of a unit fraction, a variety of learning environments that lead to the enrichment of mathematics for teaching can be developed. The paper shows how new knowledge may be generated through an attempt to validate an intuitive idea; in other words, how the quest for rigour may serve as a catalyst for the growth of mathematical concepts in the context of K-16 mathematics. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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