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The use of the empty number line in England and the Netherlands


Murphy, C, The use of the empty number line in England and the Netherlands, Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME 32 and PME-NA XXX, 17-21 July 2008, Morelia, Mexico, pp. 9-17. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper contrasts the development of the Empty Number Line (ENL) in the Netherlands with its use in the teaching of mental calculations in England. In doing so the paper investigates the Dutch adoption of Soviet socio-cultural philosophies, in particular Galíperinís theory, and relates the notion of internalisation to the analysis of the ENL and its use within the English Primary National Strategy (PNS). By contrasting the English and Dutch approaches a better understanding of the specificity of the development of number sense in relation to mental calculation strategies is attained.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:empty number line
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Murphy, C (Dr Carol Murphy)
ID Code:123827
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-01-30
Last Modified:2018-05-22

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