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ERIC Number: ED408160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-24
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Assessing Mathematical Knowledge with Concept Maps and Interpretive Essays.
Bolte, Linda A.
This study explores the combined use of concept maps and interpretive essays as a method of assessment in three mathematics courses. The primary objectives were to describe and document: (1) the use of concept maps and written essays to assess the connectedness of students' knowledge; (2) the correlation between students' scores on the concept maps and written essays, course exams, and final grades; and (3) the degree to which learning was enhanced through the use of concept maps and written essays. The subjects included prospective elementary teachers (N=23), calculus students (N=63), and prospective secondary mathematics teachers (N=17). Results indicate that concept maps combined with written essays are viable tools for enhancing and assessing students' organization of mathematical knowledge. Contains 24 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24, 1997).