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ERIC Number: EJ836419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Learning From "Didactikids": An Impetus for Revisiting the Empty Number Line
van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v20 n3 p6-31 2008
This article discusses students' perceptions as a source for understanding education. It addresses what didactically experienced children, called "didactikids", taught us about the empty number line as a didactical model for teaching whole number calculations. The article mainly reports on a student consultancy study carried out in the Netherlands. The findings are similar to what was revealed in an Australian study. Both studies explain what can go wrong when the number line is applied rigidly and wrongly implemented. (Contains 3 footnotes and 14 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands