Gibberish or What? Use of Symbolic Language in Primary Mathematics

Lorna Quinnell, Merilyn Carter

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    Lorna Quinnell and Merrilyn Carter examine the use of symbols in teaching mathematics and outline the difficulties students experience in 'reading symbols and abbreviations. We are sure teachers will appreciate the way the authors have examined the use of symbols and abbreviations in NAPLAN testing and organized them into five distinct categories.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8-14
    Number of pages7
    JournalAustralian Primary Mathematics Classroom
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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