NMAP Study Questions
1. Why do you think the American education system spends so much less time on geometry compared
to algebra?
Used for many more professions
Used more for higher-level math
Most people dont think it is as important.
2. What are the m
Study Questions for Midterm 2
1. Why is it difficult for children to learn the algorithms for multi-digit arithmetic, particularly
subtraction and division? How can these difficulties be overcome?
Children are still trying to memorize basic addition and
Children and Math-learning Questions
1. Why do such a large percentage of middle school students and adults perform poorly on problems
involving fractions, decimals, and proportions when these topics are taught in elementary school?
Whole number bias, di
Cumulative Study Questions about Children and Math
1. If the experimenters only show infants visual cues, these infants have a 1:2 ability to discriminate.
The authors predicted that if the experiment was also tested with asynchronous audio, it would most
Discussion Questions for Fractions Guide
http:/www.psy.cmu.edu/~siegler/121-fractions-prac-guide.pdf
Pgs 1-18
1. What are some of the ways in which students often lack conceptual understanding of fractions?
Not viewing fractions as numbers at all, but ra
Home Numeracy Experiences and Childrens Math Performance in the
Early School Years - LeFevre, Skwarchuk, Smith-Chant, Kamawar, Fast
http:/www.psy.cmu.edu/~siegler/121-lefevre-bisz09.pdf
1. The reading discusses direct and indirect ways in which parents he
Discussion Questions for Fractions Guide
http:/www.psy.cmu.edu/~siegler/121-fractions-prac-guide.pdf
Pgs 19-41
1. How should teachers go about solving the issue that children often draw 4 hash marks when partitioning
a number line into 4 instead of 3?
Wh
Number Sense -Dehaene
Study Questions
1. What are the advantages of brain imaging technologies over studying the thinking of brain damaged
patients? Do we gain any valuable information from studying brain damaged patients that we do not
gain from neuro-im
Study Questions for the Final
1. How should teachers go about solving the issue that children often draw 4 hash marks when
partitioning a number line into 4 instead of 3?
When using a number line with fractions, students must be taught to represent fourth
Study Questions for Midterm 1
1. Why did base 10 become the most common system in widely dispersed societies? Why not base 2, 5,
or 20?
10 is can be easily multiplied and divided (just add or get rid of a zero)
Cultures began to represent numbers with t