Carey, Deborah A.

Research into Practice: Students' Use of Symbols
Arithmetic Teacher

v40 n3 pl84-86 Nov 1992

Relates research findings on the way primary-grade students communicate mathematical ideas through the use of symbols to a framework for students to investigate the part-whole relationship of quantity. Discusses children's problem-solving abilities, linking word problems and symbols, the importance of context for understanding symbols, and the development of meaning for symbols.