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ERIC Number: ED500988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
Gender Differences in the Early Years in Addition and Subtraction
Horne, Marj
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v3 p79-86
Recent large scale international studies have indicated that while a gender differential in mathematics performance still exists at secondary school level there are few differences in the primary school years. However there is some indication that differences exist in the use of mental strategies rather than in correctness of responses. In this paper some findings from a large scale longitudinal study of children in grades 0-3 are presented. The results appear to confirm that in Grades 2 and 3 a gender difference exists in the strategies children use to answer addition and subtraction problems. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.) [This research was funded by the Victorian Department of Employment, Education and Training, the Catholic Education Office (Melbourne), and the Association of Independent Schools Victoria. For complete proceedings, see ED500858.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia