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ERIC Number: EJ930110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1947-7503
An Investigation of Proportional Reasoning Skills of Middle School Students
Ozgun-Koca, S. Asli; Altay, Mesture Kayhan
Investigations in Mathematics Learning, v2 n1 p26-48 Fall 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the proportional reasoning skills of Turkish middle school students. It was also aimed at revealing the differences in students' performances in terms of their gender, grade level, and problem types--missing value and numerical comparison. The study was conducted with two sixth and seventh grade classes from a public school in Ankara, Turkey. The data were collected through a proportional reasoning performance instrument consisting of eight ratio-proportional tasks--three missing value and five numerical comparison problems. The results revealed that there were differences in students' performances according to the type of problem and their grade level. Students were more successful in solving missing value problems than comparison problems. Also, it was found that seventh grade students performed better than sixth graders.
Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Web site: http://www.unlv.edu/RCML
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey