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Analysing children’s calculations: the role of process and object


Murphy, C, Analysing children's calculations: the role of process and object, Proceedings of the British Congress for Mathematics Education (BCME) 2010, April 2010, Manchester, United Kingdom, pp. 145-150. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper reviews the role of process and object in young children’s calculation strategies. By drawing on the Action, Process, Object, Schema (APOS) framework (Dubinsky and McDonald, 2001) children’s calculation strategies are analysed. It is suggested that the opportunity for children to reflect on the actions they perform and also to reason about them is important in developing a coherent framework and hence a deep understanding of the calculation strategies they are using.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:APOS, calculation strategies
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Murphy, C (Dr Carol Murphy)
ID Code:123763
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-01-25
Last Modified:2018-07-17

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