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Son, Ji-Won – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2011
The topic of fractions is an important concept in elementary school mathematics. The study of fractions not only enables students to perform computations but also provides a foundation for later work with rates, percents, slope, and other topics in secondary school mathematics. However, research has long reported that many students and even adults…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
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Taylor, P. Mark; Simms, Ken; Kim, Ok-Kyeong; Reys, Robert E. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Examines released metric items from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the 3rd and 4th grade results. Recommends refocusing instruction on the metric system to improve student performance in measurement. (KHR)
Descriptors: Educational Status Comparison, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education, Measurement