# There are more than part-whole strategies at work in understanding non-equal-parts fraction-area-models

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Mitchell, Annie and Horne, Marjorie. (2009). There are more than part-whole strategies at work in understanding non-equal-parts fraction-area-models. In R. Hunter, B. Bicknell and T. Burgess (Ed.).

*Crossing Divides: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA).*Palmerston North, New Zealand: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 371 - 378

Authors | Mitchell, Annie and Horne, Marjorie |
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Abstract | In this study, 88 Grade 6 students’ responses to three part-whole tasks are analysed in terms of Kieren’s (1988, 1993) four-part model for fractions- measure, quotient, operator, and ratio. Using data from interviews, their strategies were also analysed using traditional part-whole explanations, including identifying the count-and-match misconception which was found to have distinct variations. |

Keywords | Pedagogy |

Year | 2009 |

Publisher | Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia |

Web address (URL) | http://www.merga.net.au/documents/Mitchell_RP09.pdf |

Open access | Open access |

Page range | 371 - 378 |

ISBN | 9781920846206 |

Research Group | School of Education |

Place of publication | Palmerston North, New Zealand |

Editors | R. Hunter, B. Bicknell and T. Burgess |

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