Title

Counter conjectures: Using manipulatives to scaffold the development of number sense and algebra

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

School

School of Education

RAS ID

23107

Comments

Originally published as:

West, J. (2016). Counter conjectures: Using manipulatives to scaffold the development of number sense and algebra. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 21(3), 21.

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Abstract

How the use of concrete materials in the form of counters allows students to model increasingly complex number problems is explored. The use of counters scaffolds students' development of number sense and algebra skills leading to an understanding of quite abstract concepts.

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