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ERIC Number: EJ832682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
Deaf Children's Informal Knowledge of Multiplicative Reasoning
Nunes, Terezinha; Bryant, Peter; Burman, Diana; Bell, Daniel; Evans, Deborah; Hallett, Darcy
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v14 n2 p260-277 Spr 2009
Multiplicative reasoning is required in different contexts in mathematics: it is necessary to understand the concept of multipart units, involved in learning place value and measurement, and also to solve multiplication and division problems. Measures of hearing children's multiplicative reasoning at school entry are reliable and specific predictors of their mathematics achievement in school. An analysis of deaf children's informal multiplicative reasoning showed that deaf children under-perform in comparison to the hearing cohorts in their first two years of school. However, a brief training study, which significantly improved their success on these problems, suggested that this may be a performance, rather than a competence difference. Thus, it is possible and desirable to promote deaf children's multiplicative reasoning when they start school so that they are provided with a more solid basis for learning mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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