ERIC Number: ED309028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-1
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Achievement of First-, Second-, and Third-Grade Students on Multiplication and Division Word Problems in Two Different Solution Environments.
O'Brien, Aileen; Cabral, Sheryl Ann
This is a project in an emerging line of research investigating children's informed knowledge of mathematics questions. The purpose of this study was to analyze the ability of students who had not received multiplication or division instruction to solve multiplication and division word problems. The study consisted of videotaped interviews with 89 first, second, and third grade students. The students read two multiplication problems, two partitive division problems, and two measurement division problems. They were asked to solve the problems in two different environments; the first three problems mentally, and the final three with paper and pencil. Significant differences were found in performance level among the grades and across the problem types. No significant differences were found between the two environments. Included are 3 tables and 13 references. Appendices include questions, a coding sheet, and a consent form. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
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Note: Study prepared for master's degree, State University of New York at Albany.