ERIC Number: ED180786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Conceptualization of Mathematics Learning as a Foundation of Improved Measurement. Development Report Number 4. Final Report.
Davis, Robert B.; McKnight, Curtis C.
This is the final report of a research project. The goal of the project was to record a large collection of mathematical performances by students and to develop a system for analyzing these performances. The subjects observed included students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9 and three adult groups. Four specific results are reported: (1) a large collection of instances of mathematical behavior; (2) a conceptual framework for interpreting and analyzing these instances; (3) a set of specific phenomena of special interest; and (4) some specific suggestions for further work. Also included are chapters entitled The Present Importance of Testing and Education as an Applied Science. (MK)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, Classroom Observation Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Error Patterns, Learning, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Observation, Test Construction, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Basic Skills Group.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Curriculum Lab.