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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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.
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130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
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