|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|364600||621076||2016||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• We present a new measure of adaptive number knowledge (ANK).
• ANK is presumed to underlie adaptivity with arithmetic problem solving.
• Individual differences in primary school students and teacher trainees were found.
• ANK was related to arithmetic fluency and conceptual knowledge of arithmetic.
• ANK may help explain differences in adaptivity with arithmetic.
Adaptivity with arithmetic problem solving is a key aspect in the long-term development of mathematical skills, and the knowledge of numerical characteristics and relations is a core component of adaptivity with whole-number arithmetic. The present studies represent the first attempt to investigate the nature of the adaptive number knowledge, referring to the well-connected knowledge of numerical characteristics and arithmetic relations between numbers, which underlies adaptivity with arithmetic. A new measurement tool, the Adaptive Number Knowledge Task, was developed to capture individual differences in primary school students' and adults' number knowledge. Three groups of participants – 3rd to 5th graders, university students, and 6th graders – completed the measure, which required participants to produce arithmetic sentences equaling a target number by using any combination of four to five given numbers and arithmetic operations. These studies revealed substantial individual differences in the quantity and quality of participants' adaptive number knowledge. Adaptive number knowledge was found to be related to arithmetic fluency and knowledge of arithmetic concepts in 6th graders. Results suggest that the Adaptive Number Knowledge Task was able to capture individual differences in recognizing and using numerical relations in whole-number arithmetic problem solving, and that these differences may help explain differences in adaptivity with arithmetic.
Journal: Learning and Individual Differences - Volume 47, April 2016, Pages 172–181