id: 06589101
dt: a
an: 2016c.00684
au: Dole, Shelley; Clarke, Doug; Wright, Tony; Hilton, Geoff
ti: Students’ proportional reasoning in mathematics and science.
so: Tso, Tai-Yih (ed.), Proceedings of the 36th conference of the International
Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education “Opportunities to
learn in mathematics education", PME 36, Taipei, Taiwan, July 18‒22,
2012, Vol. 2. Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University. 195-202
(2012).
py: 2012
pu: Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University
la: EN
cc: F80 M50 M60
ut: proportional reasoning; students’ difficulties; proportion; integrated
curriculum
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ab: Summary: Proportional reasoning is increasingly being recognised as
fundamental for successful operation in many topics within both the
mathematics and science curriculum. However, research has consistently
highlighted students’ difficulties with proportion and
proportion-related tasks and applications, suggesting the difficulty
for many students in these core school subjects. As a first step in a
major research project to support the design of integrated curriculum
across these two disciplines, this paper reports on students’ results
on a proportional reasoning pretest of mathematics and science items.
Administered to approximately 700 students across grades 4 to 9,
results anticipated increased gradual progression in results, but
surprising similarities in performance on particular items for student
groups at each year level.
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