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Children’s mappings of part-whole construct of fractions. (English)
Clarkson, Philip et al., MERGA 28 - 2005. Building connections: Theory, research and practice. Vol. 1 and 2. ,. 241-248 (2005).
The representation of part-whole relations that are embodied in fractional numbers continues to be a problematic area of learning for many children. In this study I examine this problem with a ten-year old child by analyzing his mappings between the language of fractions, area models and symbols. The visual models in this study were built and modified with computer manipulatives called Javabars. Results of analysis showed that the participant experienced difficulty in mapping symbolic representation of selected fractions to the area analogs. (orig.)
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