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ERIC Number: ED519565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Study on the Computational Estimation Performance and Computational Estimation Attitude of Elementary School Fifth Graders in Taiwan
Tsao, Yea-Ling; Pan, Ting-Rung
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v8 n3 p264-275 Mar 2011
Main purpose of this study is to investigate what level of computational estimation performance is possessed by fifth graders and explore computational estimation attitude towards fifth graders. Two hundred and thirty-five Grade-5 students from four elementary schools in Taipei City were selected for "Computational Estimation Test" and "Computational Estimation Attitude Survey". Based on 28 items of the Computational Estimation Test, average number of items correctly answered by students is 16.37, the percent of correct responses is 58.48%, and overall performance is moderate. The Computational Estimation Test includes items representing three number dimensions: whole numbers, decimals and fraction numbers. The data indicate that the number domain of fraction (46.63%) and decimal (54.30%) percent of correct response of the CET (Computational Estimation Test) were relatively low when compared with whole numbers (63.44%). Based on 35 items of the CEAS (Computational Estimation Attitude Survey), the mean scores of students' CEAS is 119.72, higher than average, indicating that attitude of elementary school fifth graders today to computational estimation is generally positive. As to subscales of elementary school fifth graders' attitude to computational estimation, "experience in computational estimation" component is near negative and passive, indicating that students experience in using computational estimation is somewhat not enough. (Contains 6 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan (Taipei)