
06271477
j
2014c.00698
Jones, Ian
Inglis, Matthew
Gilmore, Camilla
Equality in the primary maths classroom.
Prim. Math. 17, No. 3, 1213 (2013).
2013
Mathematical Association (MA), Leicester
EN
H32
U72
C32
F32
equal sign
concept formation
operations
sameness
substitution
webbased learning resource
sum puzzles
grade 7
arithmetic
elementary algebra
approach
notation
From the introduction: How primary pupils think about the equals sign is very important for their arithmetic competence, and for their later learning of algebra at secondary school. Research suggests that children think about the equals sign in three different ways. In this article we explain these three different ways of seeing the equals sign, and describe a webbased teaching intervention that can promote a more sophisticated understanding.