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ERIC Number: EJ907384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
A Longitudinal Study of the Development of Mathematics Strategies and Underlying Counting Schemes
Biddlecomb, Barry; Carr, Martha
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v9 n1 p1-24 Feb 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine whether patterns of strategy use in second, third and fourth grade children's arithmetic supported Steffe's model of numerical development. In addition to student-generated strategies, we looked at commonly taught algorithms not considered in Steffe's model to determine whether these algorithms reflected underlying schemes. 206 children were assessed on their strategy use while solving arithmetic problems in the second grade, the third grade and again in the fourth grade. Factor analyses indicated some support for Steffe's model, but there were exceptions. Not all children progressed in their number knowledge and strategies as a function of schooling and schooling appeared to affect the types of strategies children use independent of underlying schemes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4
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Language: English
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