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Title: Three utilities for the equals sign
Authors: Jones, Ian
Pratt, Dave
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (© The author)
Citation: JONES, I. and PRATT, D., 2005. Three utilities for the equals sign. IN: Chick, H.L. and Vincent, J.L. (eds). Proceedings of 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 3. PME 29: Learners and Learning Environments, Melbourne, Australia, 10th-15th July, pp. 185-192.
Abstract: We compare the activity of young children using a microworld and a JavaScript relational calculator with the literature on children using traditional calculators. We describe how the children constructed different meanings for the equal sign in each setting. It appears that the nature of the meaning constructed is highly dependent on specificities of the task design and the tools available. In particular, the microworld offers the potential for children to adopt a meaning of equivalence for the equal sign.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8612
Publisher Link: http://www.emis.de/proceedings/PME29/
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers (Mathematics Education Centre)

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