pISSN : 1976-1961

Using drawings and discussion to gain insights into young learners’ understanding of mass

AUTHOR : Andrea McDonough,Jill Cheeseman

INFORMATION : page. 85~98 / 2015 Vol.9 No.3


In this paper, we explore the possible value of an open-ended assessment task, Impress Me, and followup interview as ways to gain insights into children’s learning of mathematics,. Ten children in their first or second year of school recorded their understanding using drawing and/or writing after the period in which they were taught lessons on the measurement of mass. Later they met individually with an interviewer/researcher to discuss their drawing/writing and their learning. The Impress Me recording was found to be a useful prompt for the children to stimulate discussion about their learning.

Keyword :

Measurement,mass,assessment,diagnostic interview,mathematics


Our theoretical perspective

Gaining insights into student understanding

Research on children’s understanding of the measurement of mass






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