ERIC Number: ED451481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Mathematical Word Problem Comprehension.
This study is on the importance of reading in mathematics. The hypothesis is that reading word problems affects the outcome of problem solving. Students, 44 fourth-graders in two different math classes taught by the same teacher, were given computation problems and other students received the same computation problems within a story problem. The results suggest that students can perform about equally well in computation and story problems. Though the computational sample appears to have an easier task, the mean differences between the sample results were not significant. (Contains 19 references and a table of data. Appendixes contain a figure of data, a letter to parents, and nine sets of mathematical story problems.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Master of Arts Thesis, Kean University.