Using Everyday Knowledge of Decimals to Enhance Understanding

This article discusses the role of students' everyday knowledge of decimals in supporting the development of their knowledge of decimals. Students using contextual problems with decimals are able to build on their understanding of decimals. The problems used tap common misconceptions about decimal fractions so could be used to supplement section IV.


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Irwin, Kathryn C. (2001). Using Everyday Knowledge of Decimals to Enhance Understanding. Journal for Research in Mathematics July Issue: 399-420


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