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Title: A substituting meaning for the equals sign in arithmetic notating tasks
Authors: Jones, Ian
Pratt, Dave
Keywords: Arithmetic
Children’s strategies
Computers
Middle grades
Pre-algebra
5–8
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Citation: JONES, I. and PRATT, D., 2012. A substituting meaning for the equals sign in arithmetic notating tasks. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2012, 43 (1), pp. 2 - 33
Abstract: Three studies explore arithmetic tasks that support both substitutive and basic relational meanings for the equals sign. The duality of meanings enabled children to engage meaningfully and purposefully with the structural properties of arithmetic statements in novel ways. Some, but not all, children were successful at the adapted task and were able to connect making substitutions of notation with their existing mental calculation strategies.
Description: This article was published in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) [© National Council of Teachers of Mathematics] http://www.nctm.org
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9250
Publisher Link: http://www.nctm.org/eresources/journal_home.asp?journal_id=1
ISSN: 0021-8251
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