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ERIC Number: EJ814977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0732-3123
Rationals and Decimals as Required in the School Curriculum Part 3. Rationals and Decimals as Linear Functions
Brousseau, Guy; Brousseau, Nadine; Warfield, Virginia
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v27 n3 p153-176 2008
In the late seventies, Guy Brousseau set himself the goal of verifying experimentally a theory he had been building up for a number of years. The theory, consistent with what was later named (non-radical) constructivism, was that children, in suitable carefully arranged circumstances, can build their own knowledge of mathematics. The experiment, carried out by a team of researchers and teachers that included his wife, Nadine, in classrooms at the Ecole Jules Michelet, was to teach all of the material on rational and decimal numbers required by the national programme with a carefully structured, tightly woven and interdependent sequence of "situations." This article describes and discusses the third portion of that experiment. (Contains 8 figures.) [For Part 2, see EJ796795.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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