ERIC Number: ED212487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Word Frequency in Mathematical Word Problems in Basal Mathematics Textbooks, Grades One Through Eight.
Panchyshyn, Robert; Enright, Brian
This research project was initiated to examine the vocabulary load contained in word problems appearing in basal mathematics textbooks through a study of word frequency. Five leading basal mathematics series were used. Every word, phrase or sentence that resulted in computation was included. A total of 476,674 words were identified. Information with regard to the total number of words, the number of different words, and the extremely high percentage of words appearing one time per book is presented. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Word Counts; Word Familiarity; Word Problems
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Lexington, KY, November 12, 1981). Contains broken type in references.