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ERIC Number: EJ854271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
From Doing to Understanding: An Assessment of Malaysian Primary Pupils' Number Sense with Respect to Multiplication and Division
Ghazali, Munirah; Idros, Sharifah Norhaidah; McIntosh, Alistair
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v27 n2 p92-111 2004
Number sense, an integral part of the curriculum in primary school mathematics, has always been thought of as playing a major role in pupils' understanding and use of numbers in calculation. Research in number sense has been carried out in the West, as well as in Malaysia. That a study of such a nature be done to reflect on the abilities of primary school pupils in this area, the authors embarked on the development of an instrument to assess pupils' number sense. The instrument constructed focused on counting, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and place value, but this study examined pupils' abilities in multiplication and division. The responses obtained after administering the instrument to 128 pupils were analyzed and the authors found the instrument to be suitable for measuring the acquisition of number sense with respect to multiplication and division. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +011-60-4-658-3266; Fax: +011-60-4-657-2541; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia