id: 05759893
dt: j
an: 2010d.00208
au: Sexton, Matthew; Gervasoni, Ann; Brandenburg, Robyn
ti: Using a concept cartoon to gain insight into children’s calculation
strategies.
so: Aust. Prim. Math. Classr. 14, No. 4, 24-28 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
la: EN
cc: C72 C32 E42
ut: curriculum development; cartoons; educational change; computation;
innovation; mathematical concepts; teaching methods; concept formation
ci:
li: http://www.aamt.edu.au/Webshop/Entire-catalogue/Australian-Primary-Mathematics-Classroom
ab: Summary: Curriculum reform aimed at improving students’ reasoning
strategies for calculating was the focus of a research project in which
the authors participated along with two school communities in regional
Victoria. Another focus of the research was assisting teachers to gain
insight into how their students approached calculations. This article
explores one aspect of the research in which “concept cartoons”
were introduced as an innovative way for gaining insight into
children’s strategies for addition calculations in a situation that
begs for the use of mental strategies. A concept cartoon is a learning
and teaching tool used primarily in science education to explore
scientific concepts. However, the authors believe that concept cartoons
also have great potential in mathematics education. (Contains 2 figures
and 1 table.) (ERIC)
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