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ERIC Number: ED520911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Upper Primary School Students' Algebraic Thinking
Kamol, Natcha; Ban Har, Yeap
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Jul 3-7, 2010)
This qualitative research study involving 128 students in grades 4-6 was conducted to develop a framework for characterizing upper primary school students' algebraic thinking. Four levels of algebraic thinking were identified from student responses to tasks involving patterns and open number sentences. Level 1 students failed to understand the tasks or answered with irrelevant data. Those at Level 2 understood the tasks but were unable to proceed further. Level 3 students were able to complete the tasks but were unable to link one aspect of the task to another. Level 4 students understood the relationship among various aspects of data and used all aspects of the data. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.) [This study was supported by the Commission on Higher Education and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF). For the complete proceedings, "Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia, July 3-7, 2010)," see ED520764.]
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: sales@merga.net.au; Web site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Thailand