Finding Erik and Alva: uncovering students who reason additively when multiplying
2016 (English)In: Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk, ISSN 1104-2176, Vol. 21, no 2, 69-88 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article presents a study in which grade 5 students' responses to multiplicative comparison problems, a well-known method for distinguishing additive reasoning from multiplicative, are compared to their reasoning when calculating uncontextualised multiplicative tasks. Despite recognising the multiplicative structure of multiplicative comparison problems a significant proportion of students calculated multiplicative problems additively. Therefore, multiplicative comparison problems are insufficiant on their own as indicators of multiplicative reasoning.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 21, no 2, 69-88 p.
Multiplication, repeated addition, multiplicative reasoning, multiplicative comparison, calculations
Research subject Mathematics Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-131829OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-131829DiVA: diva2:944475