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ERIC Number: EJ925885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Informally Multiplying the World of Jillian Jiggs
Betts, Paul; Crampton, Amanda
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v16 n1 p20-24 2011
In this article, the authors describe a reform-based activity concerning multiplication, developed within the context of the children's story "The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs" by Phoebe Gilman. They also provide vignettes of informal multiplicative thinking by Grade 2/3 children that occur during these activities. The informal multiplicative experiences of these children suggest that children can begin to construct informal understandings of multiplication, which provide a foundation for later formal experiences of multiplication. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A