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2008 | 50 | 4 | 337-356
Article title

INFLUENCE OF SITUATIONAL AND MATHEMATICAL INFORMATION ON SITUATIONALLY DIFFICULT WORD PROBLEMS

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Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
Arithmetical word problem solving has a double nature, textual and mathematical, that is, several cognitive processes related to the comprehension of a word problem as a text and as a mathematical structure to be grasped and manipulated are involved in the word problem solving process and influence children's task performance. Theoretical models and empirical studies have accounted for the implications of these different processes for word problem solving. Based on the rewording methodology a new study was set up to assess the influence of two kinds of rewording - mathematical and situational - on two-step change problems of two different levels of mathematical and situational difficulty. Results showed that while mathematical rewording improved children's performance on mathematically as well as situationally difficult problems, situational rewording was not useful for any of them.
Year
Volume
50
Issue
4
Pages
337-356
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
author
  • S. Vicente, Ustav experimentalnej psychologie SAV, Dubravska cesta 9, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
References
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
08SKAAAA05411
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.666ca856-2b93-32ce-aeea-c8a6f8d9a31c
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