A Study of Teaching and Learning Number Sense for Sixth Grade Students in Taiwan
 DerChing Yang,
 ChunJen Hsu,
 MingChiang Huang
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Two public schools (A and B) from two cities in southern Taiwan were selected to participate in this study. In each school, two sixth grade classes (an experimental and a control class) were studied. Number sense activities were conducted in the experimental classes through processoriented teaching model to help children develop number sense, while the control classes followed the standard teaching method. Quantitative analyses showed that there were statistically significant differences on group tests in experimental classes for posttest and retentiontest as compared with the pretest at α=0.01 level. However, there was no statistically significant difference between pretest and posttest (pretest and retentiontest) for control classes at α=0.01 level. Qualitative data indicated that the changes made by students in the experimental classes were apparent after the instruction and compared with the students in the control classes. There was little change found by students in the control classes after the instructions. These data demonstrated that the teaching of number sense activities is effective and helpful in developing children’s number sense in the experimental classes. Furthermore, the results of retention demonstrated that the students’ learning is meaningful and significant.
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 Title
 A Study of Teaching and Learning Number Sense for Sixth Grade Students in Taiwan
 Journal

International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Volume 2, Issue 3 , pp 407430
 Cover Date
 20040901
 DOI
 10.1007/s1076300464869
 Print ISSN
 15710068
 Online ISSN
 15731774
 Publisher
 Kluwer Academic Publishers
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 Topics
 Keywords

 age group
 number sense
 posttest
 pretest
 processoriented teaching model
 retentiontest
 Authors

 DerChing Yang ^{(001)}
 ChunJen Hsu ^{(001)}
 MingChiang Huang ^{(001)}
 Author Affiliations

 001. Graduate Institute of Mathematics Education, National Chiayi University, 85, Wen Lung, MingHsiung, 621, Chiayi, Taiwan, R.O.C.