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ERIC Number: EJ936860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1673-341X
Chinese Upper Elementary School Mathematics Teachers' Attitudes towards the Place and Value of Problematic Word Problems in Mathematics Education
Duan, Xiaofang; Depaepe, Fien; Verschaffel, Lieven
Frontiers of Education in China, v6 n3 p449-469 Sep 2011
Word problems play a crucial role in mathematics education. However, the authenticity of word problems is quite controversial. In terms of the necessity of realistic considerations to be taken into account in the solution process, word problems have been classified into two categories: standard word problems (S-items) and problematic word problems (P-items). S-items refer to those problems involving the straightforward application of one or more arithmetical operations with the given numbers, whereas P-items call for the use of real-world knowledge and real-life experience in the problem-solving process. This study aims to explore how Chinese upper elementary school mathematics teachers think of the place and value of P-items in the elementary mathematics curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China