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Shortest equals fastest : upper primary children`s pre-conceptions of speed

Groves, Susie and Doig, Brian 2003, Shortest equals fastest : upper primary children`s pre-conceptions of speed, in International symposium elementary maths teaching : Prague, the Czech Republic, Charles University, Faculty of Education, August 24-29, 2003 : proceedings, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 79-83.

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Title Shortest equals fastest : upper primary children`s pre-conceptions of speed
Author(s) Groves, Susie
Doig, Brian
Conference name International Symposium Elementary Maths Teaching. Conference (2003 : Prague, Czech Republic)
Conference location Prague
Conference dates 24 - 29 August 2003
Title of proceedings International symposium elementary maths teaching : Prague, the Czech Republic, Charles University, Faculty of Education, August 24-29, 2003 : proceedings
Editor(s) Novotna, Jarmila
Publication date 2003
Conference series International Symposium Elementary Maths Teaching Conference
Start page 79
End page 83
Total pages 5
Publisher Charles University
Place of publication Prague, Czech Republic
Keyword(s) mathematics education
Summary An understanding of speed as distance travelled per unit time is fundamental to the development of the more complex conception of acceleration. This paper examines the opportunities provided for upper primary children to reveal and modify their pre-conceptions of speed through a walking activity developed as part of the Practical Mechanics in Primary Mathematics project.
ISBN 807290132X
9788072901326
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003, Charles University, Faculty of Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005032

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