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Erdogan, Abdulkadir – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2015
Turkish primary mathematics curriculum emphasizes the role of problem solving for teaching mathematics and pays particular attention to problem solving strategies. Patterns as a subject and the use of patterns as a non-routine problem solving strategy are also emphasized in the curriculum. The primary purpose of this study was to determine how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Anderson-Pence, Katie L.; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S.; Westenskow, Arla; Shumway, Jessica; Jordan, Kerry – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014
The purpose of this study was to deconstruct the relationship between visual static models and students' written solutions to fraction problems using a large sample of students' solutions. Participants in the study included 162 third-grade and 209 fourth-grade students from 17 different classrooms. Students' written responses to open-ended tasks…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Models, Visual Aids, Problem Solving