ERIC Number: ED573201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Block Model Approach in Problem Solving: Effects on Problem Solving Performance of the Grade V Pupils in Mathematics
de Guzman, Niño Jose P.; Belecina, Rene R.
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
The teaching of mathematics involves problem solving skills which prove to be difficult on the part of the pupils due to misrepresentation of the word problems. Oftentimes, pupils tend to represent the phrase "more than" as addition and the word difference as "- ". This paper aims to address the problem solving skills of grade five pupils employing the block model approach which is based on concrete--representation--abstract principle of teaching mathematics.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Misconceptions, Word Problems (Mathematics), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Pretests Posttests, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Tests
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia