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ERIC Number: EJ792402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Insights into Our Understandings of Large Numbers
Kastberg, Signe E.; Walker, Vicki
Teaching Children Mathematics, v14 n9 p530-536 May 2008
This article explores prospective teachers' understandings of one million to gain insights into the development of adult understanding of large numbers. Themes in the prospective teachers' work included number associated with a quantity of objects, number as an abstraction, and additive and multiplicative approaches. The authors suggest that the development of both qualitative orientations and formal abstract thinking are critical in developing understanding of large number. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A