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ERIC Number: EJ851675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Relationships among Four Demographic Variables and the Performance of Selected Jamaican Preservice Primary Teachers on Perimeter, Area and Area-Perimeter
Henry, Collette; Soyibo, Kola
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v29 n2 p21-42 Dec 2006
This study was designed to find out if (a) the level of performance of selected Jamaican preservice primary teachers on perimeter, area and area-perimeter was satisfactory; (b) there were significant differences in their performance on each of the three concepts based on their gender, cohort, age and mathematical abilities; and (c) there were significant correlations among their four independent variables and their performance on each of the three concepts. The 200 student-teachers (166 females and 34 males) were chosen from three colleges. An 18-item multiple-choice test and four structured questions on perimeter, area and area-perimeter were used for data collection. The findings showed that (a) the participants' performance on the three mathematics concepts was "barely" satisfactory; there were statistically significant mathematical ability differences in their performance on each the concepts in favour of students with high mathematical abilities, while there were no significant gender, cohort and age differences in their performance; and (c) there was a positive, statistically significant but weak relationship between the students' mathematical abilities and their performance on perimeter, area, and area-perimeter. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica