ERIC Number: ED416501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Strategic Learning: The Implications of Language in Successful Math Problem-Solving.
Stein, Mary G.
A study examined and explored the importance of language in successful math problem-solving. The participants of the study were 24 fourth-grade students in a public elementary school in an urban area. Students were instructed in solving math word problems with a variety of strategies ranging from task specific, procedural methods to teacher-directed explicit strategies. A comparison was made between student performance using task-specific instruction and teacher-directed explicit strategy instruction with special attention paid to the interpretation of language in word problems to determine if there would be a significant difference in levels of performance. The hypothesis that there would not be was rejected. (Contains 44 references; sample math computations, word problem pre- and posttests, and a math story chart form are appended.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey