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ANALYSIS OF THE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS RELATED TO GRADE 1–8 MEASUREMENT IN SOME COUNTRIES

  • Jung Chih ChenEmail author
  • Barbara J. Reys
  • Robert E. Reys
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Abstract

This study analyzes measurement learning expectations involving area and volume in grades 1–8 across several U.S. states and high-performing TIMSS Asian countries, including Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan. Based on a review of official curriculum documents, results of this study indicate that the mathematics content, grade placement, and cognitive level of learning expectations related to selected measurement topics vary markedly across states and countries. This variability in learning expectations results in striking differences in students’ opportunity to learn.

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learning expectation opportunity to learn TIMSS 

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© National Science Council, Taiwan 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jung Chih Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Barbara J. Reys
    • 2
  • Robert E. Reys
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsNational Chiayi UniversityChiayiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Learning, Teaching & CurriculumUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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