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ERIC Number: EJ978871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
A Substituting Meaning for the Equals Sign in Arithmetic Notating Tasks
Jones, Ian; Pratt, Dave
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v43 n1 p2-33 Jan 2012
Three studies explore arithmetic tasks that support both substitutive and basic relational meanings for the equals sign. The duality of meanings enabled children to engage meaningfully and purposefully with the structural properties of arithmetic statements in novel ways. Some, but not all, children were successful at the adapted task and were able to connect making substitutions of notation with their existing mental calculation strategies. (Contains 6 footnotes, 4 tables, and 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom