Publication Date

1-1-1986

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Behr, Merlyn J.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

11 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Alt Title

Some insights into partitioning and repartitioning behaviors

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