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Mathematics coursework

Grade 4
 Grade 8

As part of the 2007 mathematics assessment, teachers of fourth-graders were asked about mathematics coursework in terms of emphasis on mathematical content areas. The full text of the question and corresponding percentage of students whose teachers responded in each category are below.

Think about your plans for this mathematics class for the entire year. How much emphasis did you or will you give each of the following?

  Percentage of students
Emphasis Little or no emphasis Moderate emphasis Heavy emphasis

Numbers and operations

# 9 91


4 61 35


4 61 36

Data analysis, statistics, and probability (informal introduction of concepts)

8 60 32

Algebra and functions (informal introduction of concepts)

7 52 42

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# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Mathematics Assessment.

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