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ERIC Number: EJ830052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
Teaching Children about the Inverse Relation between Addition and Subtraction
Nunes, Terezinha; Bryant, Peter; Hallett, Darcy; Bell, Daniel; Evans, Deborah
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v11 n1-2 p61-78 Jan 2009
Two intervention studies are described. Both were designed to study the effects of teaching children about the inverse relation between addition and subtraction. The interventions were successful with 8-year-old children in Study 1 and to a limited extent with 5-year-old children in Study 2. In Study 1 teaching children about inversion increased their success not just in Inverse problems (a + b - b = ?) but also in Transfer complement problems (a + b = c; c - b = ?). (Contains 1 footnote, 3 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom