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ERIC Number: EJ1086757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-17
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1473-0111
Error Analysis for Arithmetic Word Problems--A Case Study of Primary Three Students in One Singapore School
Cheng, Lu Pien
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Dec 2015
In this study, ways in which 9-year old students from one Singapore school solved 1-step and 2-step word problems based on the three semantic structures were examined. The students' work and diagrams provided insights into the range of errors in word problem solving for 1- step and 2-step word problems. In particular, the errors provided some suggestions to the design of an intervention programme to improve students' abilities to solve word problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore