ERIC Number: EJ855288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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Analysis of the Learning Expectations Related to Grade 1-8 Measurement in Some Countries
Chen, Jung Chih; Reys, Barbara J.; Reys, Robert E.
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v7 n5 p1013-1031 Oct 2009
This study analyzes measurement learning expectations involving area and volume in grades 1-8 across several U.S. states and high-performing TIMSS Asian countries, including Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan. Based on a review of official curriculum documents, results of this study indicate that the mathematics content, grade placement, and cognitive level of learning expectations related to selected measurement topics vary markedly across states and countries. This variability in learning expectations results in striking differences in students' opportunity to learn.
Descriptors: Measurement, Elementary School Students, Expectation, Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; Singapore; Taiwan; United States