This article describes an alternative representation of whole numbers, one that can be constructed as a manipulative model. The material is particularly useful in providing a visual representation of the Greatest Common Divisor and the Least Common Multiple of numbers, concepts which have been shown in the literature to be calculated by students in rule-based manners for which students lack intuitive explanations.
|Pages (from-to)||9 pages|
|Journal||International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning|
|State||Published - Apr 2005|