ERIC Number: EJ527601
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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A Fraction Is Not a Piece of Pie: Assessing Exceptional Performance and Deep Understanding in Elementary School Mathematics.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v40 n2 p70-80 Spr 1996
Data were collected from 540 fifth-grade students on problem solving, justification, and explanation of fractions. Fewer than 10% performed adequately on the explanation task. Students who received a seven-day instructional program on fractions in measurement contexts performed better than students receiving traditional part-whole instruction. Results supported the explanation task for evaluating understanding of concepts and principles. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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IES Cited: ED512043
Note: Special issue: World Class Standards, Alternative Assessment and Extraordinary Performance.