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ERIC Number: ED040859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-1
Pages: 25
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The Effects of Differing Presentations of Mathematical Word Problems Upon the Achievement of Tenth Grade Students.
Sherrill, James M.
Described is a study concerned with the mode of presentation of printed mathematical word problems. Tenth grade students were given twenty word problems to solve, presented in one of three ways: (1) prose only, (2) prose with an accurate picture included, or (3) prose with a distorted picture. Experimental results showed that the group with an accurate picture performed significantly higher (.005) than the group with no picture, which in turn performed significantly higher (.005) than the group with a distorted picture. The subjects' intelligence scores, reading scores, and grade averages in the preceding year's mathematics courses were related to the subject's experimental achievement. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.