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Assessment Tests in the Mathematics Teaching Guides in Spain. Analysis of the Content Blocks and the Treatment of Arithmetic Word Problems

Department of Education and School Management, Faculty of Teacher Training, University of Valencia, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Educ. Sci. 2021, 11(6), 305; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11060305
Received: 14 April 2021 / Revised: 7 June 2021 / Accepted: 16 June 2021 / Published: 21 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Curriculum and Instruction)
The teaching guides that complement textbooks have key importance in the assessment of competence in problem solving, because these materials contain the assessment tools that teachers frequently use to quantify the achievements of their students. In this paper, we set two aims: to analyze which curriculum contents are given priority in the assessment tests of the teaching guides; and to check to what extent these tests assess the steps of the mathematical problem solving process. For this, an analysis of the initial and final assessment tests of six Spanish publishers was conducted. The results show that the distribution of mathematical tasks by type of content does not fully conform to the theoretical framework proposed by TIMSS. In addition, only one of the six publishers considered the problem-solving process as evaluable. View Full-Text
Keywords: curriculum content; teaching guides; textbooks; verbal arithmetic problem solving curriculum content; teaching guides; textbooks; verbal arithmetic problem solving
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Tárraga-Mínguez, R.; Tarín-Ibáñez, J.; Lacruz-Pérez, I. Assessment Tests in the Mathematics Teaching Guides in Spain. Analysis of the Content Blocks and the Treatment of Arithmetic Word Problems. Educ. Sci. 2021, 11, 305. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11060305

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Tárraga-Mínguez R, Tarín-Ibáñez J, Lacruz-Pérez I. Assessment Tests in the Mathematics Teaching Guides in Spain. Analysis of the Content Blocks and the Treatment of Arithmetic Word Problems. Education Sciences. 2021; 11(6):305. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11060305

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Tárraga-Mínguez, Raúl, Julio Tarín-Ibáñez, and Irene Lacruz-Pérez. 2021. "Assessment Tests in the Mathematics Teaching Guides in Spain. Analysis of the Content Blocks and the Treatment of Arithmetic Word Problems" Education Sciences 11, no. 6: 305. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11060305

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