ERIC Number: ED204154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Mastery of Rational Number Concepts and Skills by Middle-School Students.
Sadowski, Barbara R.
This study focuses on basic mathematical skills mastered by middle school students. A test designed for the investigation was administered to 400 seventh- and eighth-grade pupils in three middle schools in Houston, Texas. The test, which focuses on fractions, was administered by the regular mathematics teacher during the mathematics class period and all students were given sufficient time to finish all items on the test. Among the results, the data indicated that while the renaming of fractions to higher terms and the renaming of an improper fraction to a mixed numeral were skills mastered by many of the pupils, more students have difficulty renaming a mixed numeral to an improper fraction. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Dallas, TX, 1981). Contains occasional light and broken type. Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions.