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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

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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.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: MERGA Inc.
Copyright: 2003 MERGA
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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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