Helping Students Acquainted with Multiplication in Rectangular Model

Tasman, Fridgo and Hertog, Jaap den and Zulkardi, Zulkardi and Hartono, Yusuf (2011) Helping Students Acquainted with Multiplication in Rectangular Model. IndoMS. J.M.E, 2 (2). pp. 185-198. ISSN 2087-8885

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    Usually, multiplication is introduced to students to represent quantities that come in group. However there is also rectangular array model which is also related to multiplication. Barmby et al (2009) has shown that the rectangular model such as array representations encourage students to develop their thinking about multiplication as a binary operation with row and column representing two inputs. Considering that finding, this study focusses on a design research that was conducted in Indonesia in which I investigate second grade students’ (between 7 and 8 years old) in Madrasah Ibtidaiyah Negeri (MIN) 2 Palembang, Indonesia, ability to structuring the situation and their ability to represent rectangular model into multiplication sentence. The results shows us that students activity to structuring the situation, looking the number of objects in row or in column, lead them to repeated addition and transform it into multiplication sentence.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Rectangular pattern, Multiplication
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Mathematics and Sciences Education > Mathematics Education
    Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Zulkardi MIKomp.,MSc.
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2012 08:35
    Last Modified: 15 Mar 2012 08:53

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