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ERIC Number: EJ794012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Decimals, Denominators, Demons, Calculators, and Connections
Sparrow, Len; Swan, Paul
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v10 n3 p21-26 2005
The authors provide activities for overcoming some fraction misconceptions using calculators specially designed for learners in primary years. The writers advocate use of the calculator as a way to engage children in thinking about mathematics. By engaging with a calculator as part of mathematics learning, children are learning about and using the tools of society as well as developing a deeper understanding of mathematics. They are learning with the aid of technology, becoming techno-literate, and developing number sense. The authors aim to have young students use a calculator to understand an aspect of mathematics in such a way that in future they will not have to use a calculator to perform the same piece of mathematics. (Contains 10 figures.)
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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