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Xin, Ziqiang; Lin, Chongde; Zhang, Li; Yan, Rong – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
Compared with standard arithmetic word problems demanding only the direct use of number operations and computations, realistic problems are harder to solve because children need to incorporate "real-world" knowledge into their solutions. Using the realistic word problem testing materials developed by Verschaffel, De Corte, and Lasure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Arithmetic, Word Problems (Mathematics), Foreign Countries