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Ding, Yi; Liu, Ru-De; McBride, Catherine; Zhang, Dake – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This study examined analytical pinyin (a phonological coding system for teaching pronunciation and lexical tones of Chinese characters) skills in 54 Mandarin-speaking fourth graders by using an invented spelling instrument that tapped into syllable awareness, phoneme awareness, lexical tones, and tone sandhi in Chinese. Pinyin invented spelling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Intelligence Tests
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Liu, Ru-De; Ding, Yi; Zong, Min; Zhang, Dake – School Science and Mathematics, 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the concept development of decimal numbers in 244 Chinese elementary students in grades 4-6. Three grades of students differed in their intuitive sense of decimals and conceptual understanding of decimals, with more strategic approaches used by older students. Misconceptions regarding the density nature of…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science