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Using a concept cartoon to gain insight into children’s calculation strategies. (English)
Aust. Prim. Math. Classr. 14, No. 4, 24-28 (2009).
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)
Classification: C72 C32 E42
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