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ERIC Number: ED489751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
The Effects of Different Modes of Representation on Mathematical Problem Solving
Gagatsis, Athanasios; Elia, Iliada
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
The main objective of this study is to investigate the role of four different modes of representation in mathematical problem solving (MPS), and more specifically to develop a model, which provides information about the effects of these representations in the solution procedures of one-step problems of additive structures. Data were collected from 1447 pupils in Grades 1, 2 and 3 of elementary school in Cyprus. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) affirmed the existence of four first-order representation-specific factors indicating the differential effects of each particular type of representation and a second-order factor representing the general ability to solve mathematical problems. Results provided support for the invariance of this structure across the three groups of pupils. [For complete proceedings, see ED489632.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cyprus