The Development of Unitizing: Its Role in Children's Partitioning Strategies.

@article{Lamon1996TheDO,
  title={The Development of Unitizing: Its Role in Children's Partitioning Strategies.},
  author={Susan J. Lamon},
  journal={Journal for Research in Mathematics Education},
  year={1996},
  volume={27},
  pages={170-193}
}
  • S. Lamon
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • Education
  • Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
The goal of this study was to gain a better understanding of the intuitive activity that precedes the construction of quantity, in particular, to make inferences concerning developmental trends and needs in children's unitizing processes. Using a cross-sectional design, the study analyzed the partitioning strategies of 346 children from grades four through eight in terms of a framework that translated economy in the number or size of pieces and the use of perceptual cues into sophistication in… 

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