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ERIC Number: ED540490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-2161-623X
Process Inquiry: Analysis of Oral Problem-Solving Skills in Mathematics of Engineering Students
Trance, Naci John C.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A v3 n2 p73-82 Feb 2013
This paper presents another effort in determining the difficulty of engineering students in terms of solving word problems. Students were presented with word problems in algebra. Then, they were asked to solve the word problems orally; that is, before they presented their written solutions, they were required to explain how they understood the problem, and to give the processes they wanted to use in order to obtain the answer. Responses of students for each word problems would be noted. Discussions were recorded so that all responses were accounted for. Using NEA (Newman's error analysis), student's problems on reading, comprehension, transformation, and process skills can be determined by the teacher before the encoding of the solution is done. Also, the teacher directly addresses whatever misconceptions are made by the student in the process as well as of other students who are thinking the same way. More than 70% of the errors found were comprehension and transformation errors. Thus, students were given remedial classes to minimize their comprehension and transformation errors. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines