ERIC Number: ED476622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Student Achievement in Algebraic Thinking: A Comparison of 3rd Graders' Performance on a State 4th Grade Assessment.
Kaput, James J.; Blanton, Maria L.
As a part of a long term district-wide study, we report on achievement test results involving students in a third-grade classroom taught by a teacher in a professional development program led by the authors and directed towards the integration of algebraic reasoning with elementary school mathematics. The teacher's practice, reported upon elsewhere, embodied many of the features targeted in the professional development program, and her students' performance on a state-wide standardized test for fourth graders exceeded those of a comparable control class from the same school and those of her district's fourth graders, and approximated the performance of fourth graders state-wide. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (23rd, Snowbird, Utah, October 18-21, 2001). p99-107. For full proceedings, see SE 065 231.