A Cross-national Study of Whole Number Addition and Subtraction

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A Cross-national Study of Whole Number Addition and Subtraction

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While mathematical fluency is of great value in everyday life, in a changing world where information is easily accessible to students, problem solving skills and deep understanding of why math works over how it works is of more value and can be applied to both mathematical and non mathematical situations. When students move on from formal schooling and take their place in the “real world,” they will excel when they have the skills to create new ideas, evaluate new and existing ideas, and defend their own will allow students to effectively analyze the world around them. This study examines 1st-3rd grade textbooks from Singapore, Finland and the United States in an effort to pinpoint how these countries develop mathematical concepts. In particular, this study looks at whole number addition, subtraction by analyzing textbook problems, how they utilize different representations, algorithms and cognitive levels. This study increases our understanding of how math is being taught in different countries and how this might contribute to disparities in international test results.

Publication Date

4-24-2019

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Independent Research

Primary Advisor

Rebecca J Krakowski

Primary Advisor's Department

Mathematics

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Stander Symposium poster

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Presenter: Mary Margaret Ghiloni

A Cross-national Study of Whole Number Addition and Subtraction

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