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ERIC Number: EJ793979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Time after Time: What is So Tricky about Time?
McGuire, Lauren
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v12 n2 p30-32 2007
As a teacher's aide this author is often asked to help children who have difficulty with mathematics. Recently she was asked to help children from three different grades with their understanding of time. Although each grade had a different activity to undertake, all of the children struggled to grasp time-concepts that adults often take for granted. In this article, the author presents an historical account of time, a development of estimation strategies that draw on everyday experience, and the use of formal and informal units to assist primary students in grasping the issues surrounding the concept of time. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A