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ERIC Number: ED501133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Grade-Related Trends in the Prevalence and Persistence of Decimal Misconceptions
Steinle, Vicki; Stacey, Kaye
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), v4 p259-266
Over a period of about 3 years, 3204 students in Grades 4 to 10 completed 9862 tests to identify and track their interpretation of decimal notation. Analysis of the longitudinal data demonstrates that different misconceptions persist among students to different degrees and in different patterns across the grades. Estimating the prevalence of misconceptions is complex due to the nature of longitudinal data. Best estimates are provided of grade prevalences and the proportions of students affected during schooling. (Contains 1 footnote, 4 figures and 3 tables.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500860.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Research Council.
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