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Yang, Der-Ching – Educational Studies, 2018
This study examines the different ways in which fractions are dealt with in two elementary mathematics textbook series: Kang Hsuan (KH) in Taiwan and Laskutaito in Finland. The results showed that the total number of fraction questions in Laskutaito is higher than that in KH and that Laskutaito highlights the basic definition of fractions to help…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Fractions, Pictorial Stimuli
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Yang, Der-Ching; Li, Mao-neng Fred – Educational Studies, 2008
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the number sense performance of 3rd-graders in Taiwan, and to diagnose areas of weakness or deficiency in number sense development. A total of 808 3rd-graders participated in this study. The results indicated that these students did not perform well on each of the five number sense components…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Yang, Der-Ching – Educational Studies, 2005
In an interview setting, 21 6th-graders from four public schools in south Taiwan were asked a series of questions, related to whole and decimal numbers, designed to assess their number sense. Eight students were randomly selected from both low and middle performance levels, and five were selected from a high-performance level, according to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arithmetic, Interviews, Grade 6