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ERIC Number: EJ783772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Division by a Fraction: Assessing Understanding through Problem Writing
Barlow, Angela T.; Drake, Jill Mizell
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v13 n6 p326-332 Feb 2008
This article shares an assessment tool that uses student-written word problems to provide meaningful information regarding the depth of mathematical understanding. Students' word problems representing 6 [division] 1/2 were classified using the scoring categories described in the NAEP. By categorizing the problems, students' levels of understanding with regard to division by a fraction were revealed. Descriptions of the categories and sample student problems are included. (Contains 1 table and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A