Influence of using the strategy of concept maps in learning fractions

Document Type: Research Articles


Department of Mathematics, Islamic Azad University, Arak-Branch, Arak, Iran.


This paper is about concept maps and how they can assist in the learning of
concepts of mathematics. First the paper presents the theoretical background
and working de nitions for concept maps. Then this study examines the impact
of using concept maps in learning of fractions. Results of this study indicated
that using this strategy was e ective in learning of fractions for fourth-grade
students. This result con rms the e ectiveness of the strategy of concept maps
in teaching because it includes activities that link the concepts to help students
understand new concepts and link them to previous ones.

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