The thinking skills of primary one pupils: An exploratory study
Koay, P. L., Berinderjeet Kaur, & Yap, S. F. (2000). The thinking skills of primary one pupils: An exploratory study. In J. Ee, Berinderjeet Kaur, N. H. Lee and B. H. Yeap (Eds.), New ‘Literacies’: Educational response to a knowledge-based society: Proceedings of the ERA-AME-AMIC Joint Conference 2000 (pp. 678-685). Singapore: Educational Research Association.
As part of the International Project on Mathematical Attainment (IPMA), complete cohort of Primary 1 pupils in three schools were given three thinking tasks to do. The tasks required pupils to use skills such as comparing, sequencing and identifying patterns and relationships. These are three out of the eight core thinking skills selected for primary mathematics. In this paper, the presenters will share with the participants the performance of the pupils on these tasks.
This paper was published in the Proceedings of the ERA-AME-AMIC Joint Conference held at Singapore from 4-6 September 2000