
02324602
a
1998f.04033
Peressini, Dominic
Knuth, Eric
The importance of algorithms in performancebased assessments.
Morrow, Lorna J. et al., The teaching and learning of algorithms in school mathematics. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA (ISBN 0873534409). 5668 (1998).
1998
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA
EN
D53
One of the more promising authentic tools for assessing students' mathematical understanding that has emerged from the reform of school mathematics is the performanceassessment task. This paper examines students' responses to a mathematics performanceassessment task that teachers have created and used to assess their students' mathematical knowledge. In particular, individual students' responses to the task Deer Population are analyzed to reveal the importance of algorithms in the solution processes. (orig.)