ERIC Number: ED076394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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The Effects of Differing Presentations of Mathematical Word Problems Upon the Achievement of Preservice Elementary Teachers.
Webb, Leland F.; Sherrill, James M.
The purpose was to ascertain the effects of three different presentations of mathematical word problems on the problem solving ability of 80 preservice elementary school teachers. Three forms of a test of ten word problems were given, all with a multiple-choice selection of answers; one form included accurate pictorial representations of items, the second had no drawings, and the third had inaccurate drawings. The test directions included a statement warning students of possible inaccurate drawings. Results showed that the group receiving accurately drawn pictures performed a significantly better than either of the other groups, and a significant difference favoring the "no pictures" group over the "inaccurate pictures" group. [Not available due to marginal legibility of original document.] (DT)
Descriptors: Diagrams, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Research
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1973