ERIC Number: ED476629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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A Comparative Study of the Selected Textbooks from China, Japan, Taiwan and the United States on the Teaching of Ratio and Proportion Concepts.
Lo, Jane-Jane; Cai, Jinfa; Watanabe, Tad
In this study, we examined the introduction of ratio and proportion concepts in six textbook series from four different regions, China, Japan, Taiwan and U.S. When analyzing the definition of ratio and equal ration as well as the types of ratio and proportion application problems included in each textbook series, we found similarities and differences among these textbook series both within and across regions. Future studies will be needed to examine these differences further. (Author)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Fractions, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Education, Textbook Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: China; Japan; Taiwan