Fixing misconceptions: length, area and volume

Gough, John 2004, Fixing misconceptions: length, area and volume, Prime number, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 8-14.

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Title Fixing misconceptions: length, area and volume
Author(s) Gough, John
Journal name Prime number
Volume number 19
Issue number 3
Start page 8
End page 14
Publisher Mathematical Association of Victoria
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2004-09
ISSN 0816-9349
Keyword(s) area
mathematics teaching
primary school mathematics
volume (mathematics)
primary education
Summary The author presents a number of children's misconceptions concerning mathematical problems involving perimeter, area, volume and mass. A number of examples of interventions to assist students to understand how to solve these problems correctly are presented.
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
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