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ERIC Number: EJ781359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Assessing Students' Levels of Understanding Multiplication through Problem Writing
Drake, Jill Mizell; Barlow, Angela T.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v14 n5 p272-277 Dec 2007-Jan 2008
When the word problems of forty-five sixth-grade students were examined, multiple levels of understanding and misunderstanding multiplication were exposed. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the potential of problem writing as a technique for assessing the depths of students' mathematical understandings. Discussions include sample student-generated word problems and connections between problem writing and the Process Standards. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A