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A Theory of Fraction Arithmetic Learning

David Braithwaite, postdoctoral researcher, psychology, Carnegie Mellon University will present a theoretical account of children's difficulties with fractions, emphasizing three causes: reliance on reinforcement learning and over-generalization, biased distribution of the practice problems children receive, and lack of conceptual understanding of fraction arithmetic operations.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:00am to 12:15pm

Education Building, 2024
Education Building, Irvine, CA

Event Type

Lectures / Presentations

Audience

Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students

Cost

Free

Department
Education
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#ucitoday

Event Sponsor

School of Education

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