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ERIC Number: EJ819213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
The Effect of Schema-Based Instruction in Solving Mathematics Word Problems: An Emphasis on Prealgebraic Conceptualization of Multiplicative Relations
Xin, Yan Ping
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v39 n5 p526-551 Nov 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a schema-based instructional strategy that emphasizes prealgebraic conceptualization of multiplicative relations on solving arithmetic word problems with elementary students with learning disabilities or problems (LP). Introducing symbolic representation and algebraic thinking in earlier grades may facilitate a smoother transition from elementary to higher level mathematics learning and improve middle and high school mathematics performance. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A