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Children doing mathematics

Author: Terezinha Nunes; Peter Bryant
Publisher: Oxford ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1996.
Series: Understanding children's worlds.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Children Doing Mathematics provides a reliable and up-to-date review of the substantial recent work in children's mathematical understanding. The central theme of the book is that there are certain crucial conditions for children's mathematical learning.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terezinha Nunes; Peter Bryant
ISBN: 0631184716 9780631184713 0631184724 9780631184720
OCLC Number: 33207589
Description: xx, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Explaining Numeracy --
2. Beginning with Counting --
3. Understanding Numeration Systems --
4. Measurement Systems --
5. Mathematics under Different Names --
6. Giving Meaning to Addition and Subtraction --
7. The Progress to Multiplication and Division --
8. Understanding Rational Numbers --
9. Conclusions.
Series Title: Understanding children's worlds.
Responsibility: Terezhina Nunes and Peter Bryant.


This volume explores the interplay between children's own construction of mathematics and the effects of formal teaching on their mathematical understanding in and out of school.  Read more...


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