ERIC Number: ED243961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Rewording Verbal Problems on Children's Problem Representations and Solutions.
De Corte, Erik; And Others
This study investigates the influence of changes in the wording of simple addition and subtraction problems without affecting their semantic structure on the level of difficulty of those problems for first and second graders and on the nature of their errors. The objective is to contribute to a better understanding of the process of constructing a mental problem representation starting from the verbal text. A quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data produces findings supporting the hypothesis that rewording the problem in such a way that the semantic relations are made more explicit has a facilitating effect on the construction of an appropriate mental representation. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Representational Thinking; Word Problems
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).