n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - What's the whole?

Volume 2005, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


On the facing page is the work of a fourth grade student from a class that I taught in a university town in the Midwest in the United States (US). At the time I was busy completing my doctoral studies and took advantage of an opportunity to teach at a local primary or elementary school. In the US the school year begins during late August and ends in June of the following year. The entry of the 8th December date on the student's work shows that the school year had been going for more than three months. The class had not yet done operations using fractions.

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