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ERIC Number: ED106128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 6
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Pre-Service Teachers' Analyses of Verbal and Written Responses by Pupils to Selected Addition Examples.
Boliver, David E.; And Others
One purpose of this study was to design a set of procedures for interviewing pupils in order to diagnose mathematical difficulties. A second purpose was to evaluate a manual describing these procedures to preservice elementary teachers, and to determine the relationship of their abilities to use these procedures with scores on mathematics concept and computation tests. Pilot testing was performed in order to determine reliabilities of the six measures used. Procedures for selection of interviewees, taping of interviews, etc. were established. Preservice teachers (116) attending four colleges formed the experimental group. Results indicated that the mean score on the computation test was 80 percent, with similar results on the mathematics concept test. Eighty percent of subjects successfully followed the manual as well; however, correlational analysis showed that this ability was different from the ability to elicit student reasoning. Less than half of all subjects were able to identify students' computational strategies or thought processes. The ability to make this identification was unrelated to the other variables tested. (SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30 - April 3, 1975)