ERIC Number: ED393666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Are You Assessing Reading or Mathematics?
Clarkson, Sandra Pryor; Williams, W. H.
Students may be able to perform strictly manipulative mathematics and not be able to solve word problems or understand more complex mathematical concepts due to weak reading skills. This paper discusses the interrelationships between mathematics and language. First, highlights from research are given. Following is a discussion of characteristics of urban college students. Finally, suggestions to minimize the effects that reading has on students' mathematics performance are given, including text selection, textbook use, lectures, and assignments. The appendix contains a homework assignment to help students become more familiar with their textbook. (MKR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (Tulsa, OK, November, 1994).