Area and perimeter calculations by education majors

Adnan S. Abed*, Haitham M. Alkhateeb

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71 undergraduate majors in elementary education were given a task to assess their understanding of perimeter and area. Examination of responses indicated students' understanding of perimeter and area is very formula-based and their misunderstandings are often based on applying area calculation strategies to a perimeter calculation problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265-1266
Number of pages2
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number3 II
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems


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