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Liu, Yingyi – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: Prior studies on fraction magnitude understanding focused mainly on students with relatively sufficient formal instruction on fractions whose fraction magnitude understanding is relatively mature. Aim: This study fills a research gap by investigating fraction magnitude understanding in the early stages of fraction instruction. It…
Descriptors: Fractions, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 4, Mathematics Instruction
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Wang, Zuowei; Shah, Priti – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Sample: Fifty-three third and fourth graders from China participated in this study. Method: Participants' working memory (WM) was assessed by the Automated Operation Span task. Then, they solved mental addition problems of different types under low- and high-pressure conditions. Performance was analysed as a function of pressure condition, working…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Short Term Memory, Addition