id: 05495836
dt: j
an: 2009a.00209
au: Pan, Jing-qian; Wu, Ying-kang
ti: Suzhou grade 7 and 8 students\rq mathematics comprehension: Current state
and error analysis.
so: J. Math. Educ. (Tianjin) 17, No. 3, 58-61 (2008).
py: 2008
pu: Editorial Department of Journal of Mathematics Education c/o Tianjin Normal
University, Tianjin
la: ZH
cc: D73 D63 C63
ut: research; lower secondary; understanding; student errors; mathematical
ability; educational diagnosis; error identification; problem solving;
skills
ci:
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ab: Summary: This study investigated 76 Suzhou grade 7 and grade 8 students\rq
mathematics comprehension level, and analysed their difficulties in
solving mathematics comprehension problems based on the framework of
Newman error analysis. In general, the grade 7 and grade 8 students had
average mathematics comprehension ability. These students\rq
difficulties in solving mathematics comprehension problems can be
classified into four categories: difficulties in understanding
mathematics language, difficulties in selecting appropriate problem
solving strategies, difficulties in mathematics operation, and
difficulties in mathematics communication. Several pertinent
suggestions on how to develop middle school students\rq mathematics
comprehension ability are proposed at the end of the paper.
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