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Performance and Strategies of Pre-service Kuwaiti Teachers in Computational Estimation

Show simple item record Alajmi, Amal H. 2018-08-01T10:47:03Z 2018-08-01T10:47:03Z 2009-12-01
dc.identifier.issn 1726-3678
dc.description.abstract This study examined pre-service teachers’’ ability to use computational estimation to estimate answers for mathematics problems and the strategies they use in estimating an answer. A sample of 99 pre-service teachers enrolled in the College of Education at Kuwait University completed a computational estimation test. The mean score was lower than 20% (5.56 out of 28 possible points). There was no statistical difference between elementary and secondary pre-service teachers. Interviews with 38 of the pre-service teachers revealed that they used a limited number of strategies in estimating an answer. The most common strategy was rounding numbers in the problem to the nearest 10, 100, or 1000. Many relied on ineffective strategies; the most common ineffective strategy was using paper and pencil calculations to determine an exact answer. en_US
dc.language.iso ar en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
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dc.subject Computational estimation
dc.subject teacher education
dc.subject computational estimation strategies
dc.subject pre-service teacher
dc.subject mathematics curriculum
dc.title Performance and Strategies of Pre-service Kuwaiti Teachers in Computational Estimation en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 10
dc.issue 04
dc.source.title Journal of Educational & Psychological Sciences
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle JEPS

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