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ERIC Number: EJ831675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Questioning Zero and Negative Numbers
Wilcox, Virginia B.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v15 n4 p202-206 Nov 2008
After experiencing a Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) class on the construction of algebraic concepts surrounding zero and negative numbers, the author conducted an interview with a first grader to determine the youngster's existing level of understanding about these topics. Uncovering young students' existing understanding can provide focus when teachers approach new topics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A