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ERIC Number: ED140275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
The Effect upon Comprehension of Mathematics Material Repatterned on the Basis of Oral Language.
McCabe, Patrick P.
This study examines the effect upon comprehension, as measured by cloze scores, of material in mathematics that is rewritten on the basis of elementary and junior high school subjects' oral language patterns. Syntactic structures were identified which appeared to inhibit or facilitate comprehension for the subjects involved. The mean number of occurrences of each of certain linguistic structures was calculated and was used as a basis of rewriting a representative passage. The passage was then given to the second of two matched groups. Analyses of results suggest that rewriting material had greater effects on the comprehension of the expository portion than of the narrative portion of the passage. Implications for the classroom teacher, regarding the communicaton process in this technical content area, are discussed. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)