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NCTM 2015 Regional Conference & Exposition: Nashville, Tennessee

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

113- How Children Quantify Area

Thursday, November 19, 2015: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
104 B (Music City Center)


Lead Speaker:
Jim Wilder


This presentation will focus on how children quantify area when asked to compare two rectangles having different dimensions. Fourth, sixth, and eighth graders were interviewed to find out how they quantify areas. It was found that even eighth graders did not use the formula and approached the questions at cognitively much lower levels.


Presentation Format: Research Session


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