ERIC Number: ED171569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Children's Performance on Selected Addition and Subtraction Situations Involving the Existence and Non-existence of Whole Number Solutions: A Report of Initial Piloting.
Mitchell, Charles E.
This exploratory study investigates first-, second-, and third-grade children's performance on selected open addition and subtraction sentences presented in verbal and symbolic formats. For both the verbal and symbolic formats, three first-grade inventories and three upper-grade inventories were constructed. Sixteen children at each of the first-, second-, and third-grade levels were randomly selected to participate in this pilot investigation. Eight first-grade children responded to a one-digit symbolic inventory and eight subjects responded to a one-digit verbal inventory. Eight second-grade children and eight third-grade children responded to a two-digit symbolic inventory with the remaining second- and third-grade children responding to a two-digit verbal inventory. Based on the results of this pilot study, further research is recommended. (HM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (57th, Boston, Massachusetts, April 1979)