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ERIC Number: ED215906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Error Analysis of Fraction Arithmetic-Selected Case Studies.
Shaw, Doris J.; And Others
This report describes the test performances of 26 students who displayed a variety of erroneous rules in completing a 48-item test of fraction addition problems, constructed to diagnose at least 88 projected erroneous rules. Cases were selected for their potential usefulness in designing and implementing an error-diagnostic testing system and in developing appropriate remedial instruction. Each case describes specific examples of mislearning, information obtained through teacher-student interviews, remedial instruction, and the results from a posttest. The report concludes with several conjectures about the sources and causes of some of the misconceptions. (Author/MNS)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Error Patterns, Fractions, Junior High School Students, Learning Problems, Mathematics Education
Kikumi Tatsuoka, 103 S. Mathews, 252 ERL (Education Research Lab) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.