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ERIC Number: EJ811122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Cognitive Models: The Missing Link to Learning Fraction Multiplication and Division
de Castro, Belinda V.
Asia Pacific Education Review, v9 n2 p101-112 Apr 08
This quasi-experimental study aims to streamline cognitive models on fraction multiplication and division that contain the most worthwhile features of other existing models. Its exploratory nature and its approach to proof elicitation can be used to help establish its effectiveness in building students' understanding of fractions as compared to the traditional algorithmic way of teaching, vis-a-vis the students' negative notions about learning fractions. Interestingly, the study showed the benefits and drawbacks of sing these cognitive models in the teaching and learning of mathematics. (Contains 6 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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