Teaching subtraction

Shirali, Padmapriya (2013) Teaching subtraction. At Right Angles, 2 (3). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

Most assessments conducted across the country indicate that the first stumbling block for many children is the subtraction operation, followed by division. On looking more closely we see that the difficulties often arise in subtraction contexts involving double digit or larger numbers. This difficulty is largely caused by three factors: (i) improper understanding of place values (ii) lack of understanding of the rationale behind the formal subtraction procedure, (iii) not seeing the connection between addition facts and subtraction facts

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Shirali, Padmapriya
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Subtraction, Counting
Subjects: Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1702
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