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Clarkson, Philip C. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1992
Results of a comparison of Papua New Guinea bilingual and monolingual students' (n=232) mathematics achievement indicated that bilingual students competent in both languages scored significantly higher on two different types of mathematical tests than both low-competent bilingual students and monolingual students. (32 references)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Analysis of Covariance, Bilingual Students, Cognitive Measurement
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Lean, Glendon A.; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Investigated were Australian and Papua New Guinean elementary school children's strategies and errors on arithmetic word problems. Reports that (1) the two samples showed similar strategies and similar errors and (2) the main variable determining difficulty was the semantic structure of the questions. (YP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics