The development of multiplicative thinking in young children
Jacob, L. and Willis, S. (2003) The development of multiplicative thinking in young children. In: 26th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group, 6 - 10 July 2003, Deakin University, Geelong
This paper describes developmental changes as children move from additive to multiplicative thinking. Five broad phases through which multiplicative thinking develops were synthesised from the research. These were labelled as one-to-one counting, additive composition, many-to-one counting, multiplicative relations, and operating on the operators.
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|Notes:||Appears In: Mathematics education research : innovation, networking, opportunity : proceedings of the 26th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
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