ERIC Number: ED163026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
A Measurement of the Basic Consumer-Related Mathematical Competency of Urban Grade 12 Students. Report No. 78:20.
Wong, Shirley M.
Canadian students on the verge of completing their secondary education were tested to determine their proficiency in solving consumer-related mathematics problems that might be frequently encountered in their post-secondary everyday life. Their proficiency was rated as very good in basic computation and use of tables; satisfactory in comparison pricing; weak in percentages; and very weak in calculation of gross pay using a time card, and reconciliation of checkbook and bank statement. Although these findings indicate greater proficiency than was reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress in the United States in 1972-1973, and the Learning Assessment Program in Mathematics in British Columbia in 1977, the author indicates that a higher level of proficiency might have been expected when over 80% of the students surveyed had completed eleven years of mathematics instruction. Placing more emphasis on the teaching of personal finance skills is recommended. (Author/CTM) Aspectof National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Results (Utilization).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Identifiers: British Columbia (Vancouver); Canada