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Lin, Cheng-Yao; Becker, Jerry; Byun, Mi-Ran; Yang, Der-Ching; Huang, Tsai-Wei – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
This study examined (a) the differences in preservice teachers’ procedural knowledge in four areas of fraction operations in Taiwan and the United States, (b) the differences in preservice teachers’ conceptual knowledge in four areas of fraction operations in Taiwan and the United States, and (c) correlation in preservice teachers’ conceptual…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics, Knowledge Level, Correlation
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Luo, Fenqjen; Lo, Jane-Jane; Leu, Yuh-Chyn – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to show the similarities as well as the differences of fundamental fraction knowledge owned by preservice elementary teachers from the United States (N = 89) and Taiwan (N = 85). To this end, we examined and compared their performance on an instrument including 15 multiple-choice test items. The items were categorized…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Test Items, Multiple Choice Tests
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Yang, Der-Ching; Reys, Robert E.; Wu, Li-Lin – School Science and Mathematics, 2010
This research examined the presentation of fractions in textbooks used by fifth and sixth graders in Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. The specific textbooks examined were "My Pals Are Here! Maths" (MPHM) in Singapore; "Kung Hsung" (KH) in Taiwan; and "Mathematics in Context" (MiC) in the USA. Results show the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Mathematics Instruction
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Li, Mao-Neng Fred; Yang, Der-Ching – School Science and Mathematics, 2010
To investigate the structure of number sense and then to assess its uses in fifth-grade children's number sense development, a computerized number sense scale was developed and evaluated. The findings of the study indicate that the newly developed scale, with four dominant factors identified and reconfirmed, is internally consistent and…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Program Validation
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Yang, Der-Ching – School Science and Mathematics, 2007
This study examined the strategies used by pre-service teachers when responding to number sense related questions. 15 pre-service teachers from one University in Southern Taiwan were interviewed. Results indicated that about one-third of these pre-service teachers were able to use number sense strategies (such as understanding the meaning of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematical Concepts
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Cai, Jinfa; Lo, Jane Jane; Watanabe, Tad – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Examines how selected U.S. and Asian mathematics curricula are designed to facilitate students' understanding of the arithmetic average. Discusses similarities and differences of learning goals, focuses, and concepts among U.S. commercial, Asian, and U.S. reform curriculum series. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Formulas
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Liu, Shiang-Yao; Lederman, Norman G. – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Examines the conceptions of nature of science (NOS) possessed by a group of gifted seventh-grade students from Taiwan. Concludes that there were no significant changes in students' views of NOS after instruction, possibly due to time limitations and a ceiling effect. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Science Education
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – School Science and Mathematics, 1996
Explores the differences of problem-solving procedures and thinking structures between science and nonscience Chinese graduate students. Discusses differences in designing experiments, exploring new questions, planning, assumptions, and validity. Concludes that the reasoner's epistemology or academic experiences might strongly influence these…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Experiments, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Reys, Robert; Reys, Barbara; McIntosh, Alistair; Emanuelsson, Goran; Johansson, Bengt; Yang, Der Ching – School Science and Mathematics, 1999
Reports selected findings from a study of number-sense proficiency in students aged 8 to 14 years in Australia, Sweden, the United States, and Taiwan. Comments on the meaning and importance of number sense, the development of the assessment instruments, and student responses to the items. Discusses some implications for classrooms. Contains 39…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education