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ERIC Number: ED108926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 239
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The Effects of Diagram Drawing and Translation on Pupils' Mathematics Problem-Solving Performance.
Nelson, Glenn Thomas
This study investigated the effectiveness of teaching sixth-grade students to use diagrams, sketches, and pictures in solving arithmetic word problems. Three instructional groups were formed from a pool of 362 subjects. Group 1 practiced solving problems using only verbal statements; group 2 practiced on problems presented in word form, sometimes with accompanying diagrams, but received no instruction on diagram construction; group 3 practiced on the same types of problems as group 2, and also received instruction in translating from verbal to diagrammatic statements, and vice-versa. Results indicated that while practice on problems presented in diagrammatic form helped students solve problems in that form, diverse practice and instruction on diagramming did not significantly affect their ability to solve word problems, although they did frequently use this method. (SD)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Iowa