Behr, Merlyn J.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Recently, in mathematical educational research, there has been quite a bit of work focusing on the acquisition of rational numbers concepts by school age children. It is believed that partitioning, the act of dividing a quantity into a given number of parts which are quantitatively equal, is one of the necessary behaviors for students to obtain in order to fully understand the rational numbers. The first part of this paper will discuss the research that has examined the partitioning behaviors of school age children. The latter part of this paper will contain an analysis of data collected from videotapes of nine middle school students generating equivalent fractions by repartitioning a given partitioned region.
Conner, Gina Marie, "Some insights into partitioning and repartioning behaviors" (1986). Honors Capstones. 1029.
Northern Illinois University
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Some insights into partitioning and repartitioning behaviors