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Son, Ji-Won; Lo, Jane-Jane; Watanabe, Tad – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2015
This paper investigates how the selected three East Asian countries--Japan, Korea, and Taiwan-- introduce and develop ideas related to fractions and fraction addition and subtraction compared to the Common Core State Standards of Mathematics and EngageNY. Looking at curricular approaches used across countries can provide a better picture of what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fractions, Addition, Subtraction
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Son, Ji-Won; Han, Seong Won; Kang, Chungseo; Kwon, Oh Nam – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast student, teacher, and school factors that are associated with student mathematics achievement in South Korea and the United States. Using the data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011, this study examines factors that are linked to teachers who deliver…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Educational Quality
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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