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\iteman{ZMATH 2011c.00287}
\itemau{Lo, Jane-Jane; Tsai, Feng-Chiu}
\itemti{Taiwanese arithmetic and algebra.}
\itemso{Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 16, No. 7, 422-429 (2011).}
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Summary: Taiwanese students consistently rank near the top on international exams on mathematics and science. In 2007, Taiwan recorded the highest TIMSS math score for eighth grade. The central education agency in Taiwan publishes detailed mathematics curriculum guidelines, which textbooks and national exams follow closely. In May each year, all ninth graders are expected to take the Basic Competency Test. It is a seventy-minute timed exam with thirty-four multiple-choice problems that measure students' proficiency in the following areas: (1) Numbers and operations; (2) Geometry; (3) Measurement; (4) Algebra; and (5) Data analysis. The content of the Basic Competency Test provides a good indication of what students are expected to learn by the end of the first semester of ninth grade. Developing problem solving and reasoning, deepening number and symbol sense, and promoting arithmetic and algebraic connections are tenets of Taiwan's Basic Competency Test. (Contains 6 figures.) (ERIC)
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\itemcc{D23 D63}
\itemut{mathematics curriculum; Taiwan; grade 9; grade 8; arithmetic; elementary algebra; mathematics achievement; student evaluation; standardized tests; geometry; measurement; competence; mathematics skills; numeracy; mathematical logic; logical thinking}
\itemli{http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article\_summary.asp?URI=MTMS2011-03-422a&from=B}
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