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ERIC Number: EJ936535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
The Fantastic Four of Mathematics Assessment Items
Greenlees, Jane
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v16 n2 p23-29 2011
In this article, the author makes reference to four comic book characters to make the point that together they are a formidable team, but on their own they are vulnerable. She examines the four components of mathematics assessment items and the need for implicit instruction within the classroom for student success. Just like the "Fantastic Four" of Marvel comics fame, each component has its own unique "power" that makes them strong enough to stand alone but as a group can be a force to be reckoned with. These are (1) mathematical content; (2) literacy demand; (3) contextual understanding; and (4) graphics. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A