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Year 5 students' available and accessible knowledge of decimal number numeration

Baturo, Annette R. (1998) Year 5 students' available and accessible knowledge of decimal number numeration. In Kanes, Clive, Goos, Merrilyn, & Warren, Elizabeth (Eds.) 21st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Teaching Mathematics in New Times, July 5-8, 1998, Gold Coast, Australia.

Abstract

This paper reports on a study of the decimal-number numeration knowledge held by 112 Year 5 students who had completed formal instruction in tenths and hundredths. It explores the interaction between available and accessible place-value and regrouping knowledge. Available knowledge was elicited through diagnostic test items; accessible knowledge was elicited through an error analysis of the students' numeration procedures used in addition and subtraction algorithms. The results showed that performance varied markedly between classes (indicating an instructional effect), that regrouping was more difficult than place value, and that there was generally a direct relationship between available and accessible knowledge (although there were many instances of high-available and low-accessible knowledge)

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ID Code: 14888
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Access to mathematical knowledge, student understanding, regrouping, place, value, diagnostic testing, numeration, mathematics learning and teaching
ISBN: 0959684476
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Mathematics Education Research Group Australasia (MERGA)
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 17 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:45

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