Comparative Study on the Competency of Classifying between Chinese and U.S. First Grade Students

2017 Journal of Mathematics Education  
The study compared the competency in classifying between 255 Chinese and U.S. first grade students in elementary schools. The results showed that some students classified the objects according to their appearance, such as color or shape, while other students differentiated one partition from another depending on the quantity of the objects. Most of the Chinese students preferred to classify the objects according to color or shape while more U.S. students tended to divide the objects evenly. The
more » ... objects evenly. The findings are meaningful for mathematics teaching and learning in elementary schools.
doi:10.26711/007577152790014 fatcat:tpvrueh3yjefdd4qpxrcwiro5e