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ERIC Number: EJ911506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Where Is the Mistake? The Matchstick Problem Revisited
Abramovich, Sergei; Brouwer, Peter
PRIMUS, v21 n1 p14-25 2011
This article is a reflection on an elementary pre-service teacher's intuitive idea offered as a mistaken solution strategy for counting matchsticks. It shows the difficulties in responding to flawed lines of intuitive reasoning arising in the classroom setting. A number of learning environments for teacher professional development are suggested through rigorous inquiry into the counting problem. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A