Fraction Learners: Assessing Understanding through Language Acquisition
Bossé, Michael J.; Bayaga, Anass; Fountain, Catherine; Lynch-Davis, Kathleen; Preston, Ron; Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku
This study applies the Mathematics Acquisition Framework (MAF) (Bossé, Ringler, Bayaga, Fountain, & Young, 2018) to investigate fifth- through seventh-grade students’ comprehension of fractions and decimals and examines how students build understanding of mathematical principles and concepts regarding fractions and decimals. Based on case studies and discourse analysis, the results revealed students in different stages of the MAF with some students employing informal/social language in their mathematical communication and others using formal/academic language. Additionally, mathematically erroneous student communication was more positively interpreted through the lens of the MAF, which interpreted student errors, misunderstandings, and miscommunications as natural components to learning.
Bossé, Michael J., & Bayaga, Anass, & Fountain, Catherine, & Lynch-Davis, Kathleen, & Preston, Ron, & Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku. (November 2018). Fraction Learners: Assessing Understanding through Language Acquisition. , (), - . Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8493
Bossé, Michael J., and Bayaga, Anass, and Fountain, Catherine, and Lynch-Davis, Kathleen, and Preston, Ron, and Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku. "Fraction Learners: Assessing Understanding through Language Acquisition". . . (), November 2018. September 30, 2023. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8493.
Bossé, Michael J. and Bayaga, Anass and Fountain, Catherine and Lynch-Davis, Kathleen and Preston, Ron and Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku, "Fraction Learners: Assessing Understanding through Language Acquisition," , no. (November 2018), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8493 (accessed September 30, 2023).
Bossé, Michael J., Bayaga, Anass, Fountain, Catherine, Lynch-Davis, Kathleen, Preston, Ron, Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku. Fraction Learners: Assessing Understanding through Language Acquisition. . November 2018; (): . http://hdl.handle.net/10342/8493. Accessed September 30, 2023.