Fractions as a measure

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Wong, Monica and Evans, David. (2008). Fractions as a measure. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 597 - 603
AuthorsWong, Monica and Evans, David
Abstract

Simultaneous co-ordination of the referent unit, symbolic notation and pictorial representations are one aspect of understanding fractions as a measure. The notion that students must identify the referent unit, fractional parts of the referent unit, and apply it as an accurate method of measurement was investigated. Using different types of pictorial representations, students were required to represent the quantity being measured and conversely, identify the quantity represented. Four questions from a larger study that used fractions as a measure were examined. Nine students were interviewed to gain further insight into their thinking on these questions and their misconceptions identified.

Year2008
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Web address (URL)http://www.merga.net.au/documents/RP722008.pdf
Open accessOpen access
Journal citation2, pp. 597 - 603
Page range597 - 603
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationAustralia
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