• Hsin-Mei Huang (Tagungsband Autor/in)
  • Aiso Heinze (Tagungsband Autor/in)
  • Silke Ruwisch (Tagungsband Autor/in)
  • Jessica Hoth (Tagungsband Autor/in)
  • Hong-Wei Chang (Tagungsband Autor/in)
This study investigated junior high school students’ length estimation ability with respect to everyday objects with lengths between 1 millimetre and 1 meter. Students’ strategies used for estimating the length of the longer side of a basketball court in school were analysed. A total of 240 Grade 7-9 students from cities in northern Taiwan completed a paper-and-pencil test assessing length estimation abilities. Results showed a significant gender effect on length estimation, but neither effects of grade level nor any interaction between grade level and gender on length estimation. About 40% of the students used effective strategies for estimating length measures, including visualizing, utilizing body parts, applying previous experiences, using a mental ruler, and making use of objects nearby. Still, about 60% of the students used ineffective strategies such as guessing. Implications for research and education practices are discussed.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
TitelThe Mathematics Education for the Future Project : Proceedings of the 15th International Conference: Theory and Practice: An Interface or a Great Divide? 4-9 Aug, 2019, Maynooth University, Kildare, Ireland
Redakteure/-innenAlan Rogersen, Janina Morska
Seitenumfang6
Herausgeber (Verlag)WTM
Erscheinungsdatum08.2019
Seiten223-228
ISBN (Print)978-3-95987-111-2
ISBN (elektronisch)978-3-95987-112-9
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 08.2019
VeranstaltungInternational Conference on Theory and Practice: An Interface or A Great Divide? - Maynooth University, Kildare, Irland
Dauer: 04.08.201909.08.2019
Konferenznummer: 15

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