# Rational number learning aids: transfer from continuous models to discrete models

Behr MJ, Wachsmuth I, Post T (1998)

Focus on learning problems in mathematics 20(1): 63-81.

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This paper is concerned with how well children who have head instruction about rational number concepts based on a continuous manipulative aid are able to transfer their knowledge to accomplish tasks based on a manipulative aid which can be interpreted as discrete. The aid used was an egg carton which, if the subject views the holes as salient, is discrete; if, on the other hand, the subject focuses on the proportion of total area enclosed by the edges of each of the holes, then it is viewed as a continuous entity.

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Behr MJ, Wachsmuth I, Post T. Rational number learning aids: transfer from continuous models to discrete models.

*Focus on learning problems in mathematics*. 1998;20(1):63-81.Behr, M. J., Wachsmuth, I., & Post, T. (1998). Rational number learning aids: transfer from continuous models to discrete models.

*Focus on learning problems in mathematics*,*20*(1), 63-81.Behr, M. J., Wachsmuth, I., and Post, T. (1998). Rational number learning aids: transfer from continuous models to discrete models.

*Focus on learning problems in mathematics*20, 63-81.Behr, M.J., Wachsmuth, I., & Post, T., 1998. Rational number learning aids: transfer from continuous models to discrete models.

*Focus on learning problems in mathematics*, 20(1), p 63-81.M.J. Behr, I. Wachsmuth, and T. Post, “Rational number learning aids: transfer from continuous models to discrete models”,

*Focus on learning problems in mathematics*, vol. 20, 1998, pp. 63-81.Behr, M.J., Wachsmuth, I., Post, T.: Rational number learning aids: transfer from continuous models to discrete models. Focus on learning problems in mathematics. 20, 63-81 (1998).

Behr, Merlyn J., Wachsmuth, Ipke, and Post, Thomas. “Rational number learning aids: transfer from continuous models to discrete models”.

*Focus on learning problems in mathematics*20.1 (1998): 63-81.
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Rational number learning aids: transfer from continuous models to discrete models

Behr MJ, Wachsmuth I, Post T (1988)

Focus on learning problems in mathematics 10(4): 1-18.

Behr MJ, Wachsmuth I, Post T (1988)

Focus on learning problems in mathematics 10(4): 1-18.