Representation Reading ECI 314 Early Childhoodhood Mathematics

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Unformatted text preview: simultaneously. Those who can make only lowerlevel relationships make lower-level representations and think “one ten” and “ten ones” separately. EQUATIONS IN FIRST GRADE So far, this chapter has focused on numbers and numerals. We now dis­ cuss equations, which involve the representation of operations. First-grade math books include missing-addend problems such as 4 +_______ = 6, and it will be argued that becoming able to fill in such blanks on paper is not a valid objective for first graders. We will also discuss why we do not correct “equations” such as 5 + 5 = 10 + 5 = 15. Missing Addends In card games such as Piggy Bank (see Chapter 11), most first graders who turn over a 2 become able to say that they need a 3 to make 5. In other games described in Chapter 11, first graders likewise have no difficulty with missingaddend problems. When presented with a written problem such as 2 +________ = 5, however, many of these children write “7” or a random number. The difficulty of written missing-addend probl...
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