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ERIC Number: ED139660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
Student Classification of Mathematical Word Problems: Bases for Classification and Relationships to Problem-Solving and Other Abilities.
Silver, Edward A.
Pre-algebra students (N=98) were asked to sort a collection of word problems into groups of problems which they thought were mathematically related. On the basis of these sorts, four dimensions of problem-relatedness were identified: (1) mathematical structure, (2) contextual details, (3) question form, and (4) pseudostructure (quantity measured such as age or weight). Students who sorted the problems on the basis of mathematical structure tended to be high in mathematical ability. Correlations between preference scores for each of the four dimensions were computed and examined. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document