Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2019

Journal or Book Title

The Mathematics Enthusiast

Volume

16

Issue

1, 2 & 3

First Page

359

Last Page

368

Abstract

We argue that there are two conceptually different area models for whole number multiplication: area-to-area model and lengths-to-area model depending on how multiplication operation is conceived: action on / change of an initial quantity, or operation / coordination of two quantities. These models complement each other to promote students’ conceptual understanding of whole number multiplication and help students extend their understanding of whole number multiplication to fraction multiplication.

Comments

This article is published as Kwon, Oh Hoon; Son, Ji-Won; and I, Ji Yeong (2019) "Revisiting Multiplication Area Models for Whole Numbers," The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 16 : No. 1 , Article 17. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Author(s) & Dept. of Mathematical Sciences-The University of Montana

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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