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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?

a. Numbers and operations
b. Measurement
c. Geometry
d. Data analysis, statistics, and probability (informal introduction of concepts)
e. Algebra and functions (informal introduction of concepts)

Percentage of students Jurisdiction and subject Little or no emphasis # 9 91 4 60 36 3 59 38 6 60 34 6 51 43 # 9 91 5 57 39 2 57 42 5 55 40 5 45 51 1 17 82 3 48 49 2 43 55 4 44 52 5 52 43 # 6 94 # 37 63 3 60 37 4 63 32 7 50 42 # 7 93 2 75 23 3 71 27 # 56 44 13 67 21 # 11 89 25 63 12 2 59 39 3 59 38 # 30 69 # 15 85 2 58 40 2 55 43 6 51 43 6 54 40 3 11 86 5 52 43 3 53 43 6 49 45 6 59 35 1 18 82 1 43 56 2 49 49 2 49 49 11 46 43 # 6 94 1 27 72 1 35 64 2 40 59 5 38 57 # 8 92 11 69 21 4 65 31 7 59 34 # 22 78 # 5 95 1 44 54 # 49 51 4 48 47 6 53 41 # 9 91 12 71 17 2 61 37 11 65 24 1 22 78

Check for Statistical Significance

To further analyze these data, test for significance between categories, or see corresponding average scores, view the complete data for the nation and districts. Click on the "Find Out" button in the NAEP Data Explorer to check for statistical significance. For large central cities, view the complete data for Numbers and operations, Measurement, Geometry, Data analysis, statistics, and probability, and Algebra and functions. To learn about using the NAEP Data Explorer, view the NAEP Data Explorer tutorial.

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# Rounds to zero.
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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Trial Urban District Mathematics Assessment.

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