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ERIC Number: ED485024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
Improving School Children's Mathematical Word Problem Solving Skills through Computer-Based Multiple Representations
Adiguzel, Tufan; Akpinar, Yavuz
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
Instructional resources that employ multiple representations have become commonplace in mathematics classrooms. This study will present computer software, LaborScale which was designed to improve seventh grade students' word problem-solving skills through computer-based multiple representations including graphic, symbolic, and audio representations. The proposed presentation will illustrate the design, implementation and validation of an interactive learning environment (ILE), LaborScale. This ILE is based upon the principles of computer based interactive problem solving environments, which connects different types of knowledge representation forms, and aims primarily to assist students as they explore symbolic representations used in word-problem solving process.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.