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ERIC Number: ED204113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-24
Pages: 26
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Mathematical Skills and Performance of the Elementary School Student in LAUSD: Fractional Numbers.
Ortiz-Franco, Luis
Presented is a detailed discussion of the performance pattern of third- and sixth-grade pupils in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for the skill area of fractional numbers. The report begins with a brief and general introduction regarding minimum competencies and continues with tables showing the performance levels of non-English speaking/limited English speaking (NES/LES) and English/Bilingual students. The results discussed are those of a feasibility study conducted in fall 1978, which involved 3,835 students. Among the findings, the data revealed that all students in third grade have difficulty in differentiating between the concept of fraction and the concept of ratio when in a parts to whole context. It was also found that students at the sixth-grade level have difficulty adding and subtracting fractions or multiplying a whole or mixed number by a fraction. Performance patterns are identified for both groups in fractional number skills and suggestions for improving instruction are advanced. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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