Understanding subtraction through enhanced communication

Cockburn, A. (2007) Understanding subtraction through enhanced communication. In: Mathematical Understanding 5-11. Sage Publications, pp. 9-27. ISBN 9781412945059

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This chapter forms part of an edited book which is a culmination of a 3-year international study investigating creative communication in primary mathematics. Using interviews, observations and video the researchers studied and developed strategies for promoting mathematical understanding among 5-11 year olds. These were then tried and tested in the other project countries. The findings reported in this chapter were highly encouraging as they demonstrated such an approach broadened both teachers' and pupils' understandings of subtraction. Moreover, in using examples from the UK in particular, the European teachers were encouraged to focus on mathematical processes rather than product. The original research bid was subject to rigorous scrutiny, the project was evaluated by 2 European academics and the book proposal refereed by a panel of teachers and academics. Cockburn wrote this chapter and edited the book.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Mathematics Education
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 18:02
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2021 23:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/16299

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