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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
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Battista, Michael T. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1999
Presents an overview of the geometry findings of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and ways to use problems from the study to assess students' understanding of geometry. (ASK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Geist, Eugene A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000
Analyzes a classroom videotape of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) with a view toward current and future teaching practices. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Early Childhood Education
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Glasgow, Robert; Ragan, Gay; Fields, Wanda M.; Reys, Robert; Wasman, Deanna – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000
Investigates why decimal understanding lags behind fractional understanding as demonstrated by students performance on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). (Author)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Decimal Fractions, Elementary Education, Fractions