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The Impact of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Text-Based Factors on Solving Mathematics Story Problems

Candace Walkington, Virginia Clinton, Steven Ritter, Mitchell Nathan, Stephen E. Fancsali
2014 Educational Data Mining  
We investigate the impact of text-based factors (readability and problem topic) on the solving of mathematics story problems using a corpus of N = 3394 students working through an ITS for algebra, Cognitive  ...  We find that several elements of the text of mathematics word problems matter for performanceincluding the concreteness of the problem's topic, the length and conciseness of the story's text, and the words  ...  The way in which students react to the topic of the story problem is also based on both cognitive and non-cognitive factors.  ... 
dblp:conf/edm/WalkingtonCRNF14 fatcat:ffbsqquekzeljenk7mnvd7p2lq

The Demands of Simple and Complex Arithmetic Word Problems on Language and Cognitive Resources

Marian Hickendorff
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
Solving arithmetic word problems requires constructing a situation model based on the problem text and translating that into a mathematical model.  ...  As such, word problem solving makes demands on students' language comprehension and their domain-general cognitive resources.  ...  impact on non-standard versus standard word problems.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.727761 pmid:34733206 pmcid:PMC8558208 fatcat:n3vyl62ngjb2hgnbargbhzgrqe

Designing Mathematical Tasks for Primary School Students as A Means of Developing Combinatorial Abilities

Alexander Ilyich Savenkov
2021 Revista GEINTEC  
Original methodological techniques were used to stimulate students' interest in designing text-based mathematical tasks for primary school students at the formative stage of the study.  ...  The article has been devoted to the description of the study of the effectiveness of methodological techniques used in classes on the academic subject -"methods of teaching mathematics" with future primary  ...  The organizers of the research thank all the students who took part in the research and express their gratitude for their participation in the First International Student Competition of Local Lore Mathematical  ... 
doi:10.47059/revistageintec.v11i3.2077 fatcat:hznbcsgw6zhqtej7l4vp3syava

Word problems: a review of linguistic and numerical factors contributing to their difficulty

Gabriella Daroczy, Magdalena Wolska, Walt Detmar Meurers, Hans-Christoph Nuerk
2015 Frontiers in Psychology  
We will discuss the impact of each of these factors on WP difficulty and motivate the need for a high degree of control in stimuli design for experiments that manipulate WP difficulty for a given age group  ...  In this review, we will distinguish three components of WP difficulty: (i) the linguistic complexity of the problem text itself, (ii) the numerical complexity of the arithmetic problem, and (iii) the relation  ...  Acknowledgments This research was funded by the LEAD Graduate School [GSC1028], a project of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00348 pmid:25883575 pmcid:PMC4381502 fatcat:v6rix63g65afviaa3bcotc57oa

How Readability Factors Are Differentially Associated With Performance for Students of Different Backgrounds When Solving Mathematics Word Problems

Candace Walkington, Virginia Clinton, Pooja Shivraj
2017 The American Educational Research Journal  
Abstract The link between reading and mathematics achievement is well known, and an important question is whether readability factors in mathematics problems are differentially impacting student groups  ...  Using 20 years of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, we examine how readability factors -such as length, word difficulty  ...  Opinions reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the granting agencies.  ... 
doi:10.3102/0002831217737028 fatcat:limntrjgyfd2hczlrirulapz34

The influence of reading comprehension on solving mathematical word problems: A situation model approach [chapter]

Sabine Stephany
2021 Diversity Dimensions in Mathematics and Language Learning  
Overall, it can be stated that the processes of understanding non-mathematical texts and mathematical word problems are comparable.  ...  This knowledge is vital to shed light on non-mathematical aspects that make it challenging to solve word problems and to purposefully promote "mathematical" reading comprehension.  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783110661941-019 fatcat:bl2crkvvbjdxrochxz7y27eyqa

Learning Styles and Development of Cognitive Skills in Mathematics Learning

Tatiana S. Sheromova, Anvar N. Khuziakhmetov, Victor A. Kazinets, Zhanna M. Sizova, Stanislav I. Buslaev, Ekaterina A. Borodianskaia
2020 Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education  
learning based on the criteria of "dominant hemisphere" and "learning style".  ...  The article is also aimed at establishing a scientific rationale for a classification of teaching methods for development of general learning skills, logical operations, and problem solving skills in mathematics  ...  and chooses a specific way to solve the problem; can explain the choice of a particular solution; demonstrates a creative approach to problem solving mathematics learning is based on the perceptual learning  ... 
doi:10.29333/ejmste/8538 fatcat:wr5ehaoh5nb4pbel7l3gvn75au

Cognitive Synergy in Multimedia Learning

Daesang Kim, Dong-Joong Kim, Woo-Hyung Whang
2013 International Education Studies  
Then we analyze our findings to explore learner characteristics that may impact the cognitive processes in multimedia learning.  ...  , and cognitive synergy.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by the College of Education, Korea University Grant in 2012.  ... 
doi:10.5539/ies.v6n4p76 fatcat:a42qdpqzzvbqzp64ezrxldamqi

Representational and decorative pictures in science and mathematics tests: Do they make a difference?

Marlit Annalena Lindner
2020 Learning and Instruction  
The present computer-based experiment with n = 404 students investigates the effects of adding a representational picture (RP) or a decorative picture (DP) to text-based educational test items on students  ...  ' performance, metacognition, test-taking motivation and item processing in the domains of science and mathematics.  ...  Acknowledgements I thank Benjamin Strobel for technical assistance, Milan Frank for supporting the study preparation and for helping with the data collection, as well as Burcu Arslan and Katharina Scheiter  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2020.101345 fatcat:4kogblw4ibc35czb3fzyi4paxy

Mathematical Abilities in Children With Developmental Language Disorder

Alexandra M. Cross, Marc F. Joanisse, Lisa M. D. Archibald
2019 Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools  
The present paper provides a scoping review of the literature on mathematical abilities in developmental language disorder (DLD).  ...  Mathematics involves demands in the multiple domains, and therefore holds potential for examining the relationship between language and academic performance on tasks mediated by verbal and non-verbal demands  ...  Daniel Ansari, both of whom provided insight and expertise that greatly assisted the research.  ... 
doi:10.1044/2018_lshss-18-0041 fatcat:3qsg7oyvonftnlh4mehdese2se

Exploring individual and item factors that affect assessment validity for diverse learners: Results from a large-scale cognitive lab

Phoebe C. Winter, Rebecca J. Kopriva, Chen-Su Chen, Jessica E. Emick
2006 Learning and Individual Differences  
Access issues of 3rd and 5th grade students were explored at three stages during problem solving on mathematics items: 1) apprehension of task demands; 2) formulation of a solution; and 3) articulation  ...  A cognitive lab technique (n = 156) was used to investigate interactions between individual factors and item factors presumed to affect assessment validity for diverse students, including English language  ...  The impact of access was explored at three stages during the mathematical problem-solving process: apprehension of task demands, formulation of the solution, and articulation of the solution.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2007.01.001 fatcat:kfzvdjrg3ncpbmmokd7jql2z5q

The Effectiveness of Learning Activities Based on Revised Bloom Taxonomy on Problem-Solving Ability

Dwi Wiranata, I Wayan Widiana, Gede Wira Bayu
2021 Indonesian Journal Of Educational Research and Review  
This study aimed to analyze the effectiveness of learning activities based on Revised Bloom's Taxonomy on problem-solving abilities.  ...  The low problem-solving ability of students was due to the lack of student learning activities, so that learning activities were needed that can motivate students to learn and develop problem-solving skills  ...  Presented non-fiction C4 7,12, and 3 knowledge text stories, students 19 contained in the text can explore new knowledge contained in the text. 4.4 Conveying new 3.  ... 
doi:10.23887/ijerr.v4i2.37370 fatcat:g3a3kgupvfe7jixpzogwfsjv5u

Understanding global change: A cognitive perspective on communicating through stories

Anne R. Kearney
1994 Climatic Change  
The cognitive processes involved in information acquisition and the special problems associated with communicating about global change are discussed.  ...  their ideas to the media and to researchers in other disciplines. * Note that text is emphasized here because of its widespread use and relative inexpensiveness.  ...  Department of Energy, Office of Health and Environmental Research, Atmospheric and Climatic Research Division.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf01096270 fatcat:zw7hcapssraxdle7lr5k2yuvcy

Similarities and Differences in the Learning Profiles of Adolescents with SLD and SLI in Mathematics—A Preliminary Analysis

Eleni Bonti, Afroditi Kamari, Maria Sofologi, Sofia Giannoglou, Georgia-Nektaria Porfyri, Paraskevi Tatsiopoulou, Georgios Kougioumtzis, Maria Efstratopoulou, Ioannis Diakogiannis
2021 Brain Sciences  
, executive-procedural part of solving operations and mathematical reasoning).  ...  The results revealed that the SLI group presented significantly greater difficulties than SLD in their overall cognitive-mental profile and in most language and mathematical measurements (number concept  ...  even in non-solely linguistic academic areas, such as social studies, science, mathematical story problems, etc.  ... 
doi:10.3390/brainsci11070850 fatcat:bsa7ser6mney5ou7x3let4h42y

Supporting preschoolers' cognitive development: Short‐ and mid‐term effects of fluid reasoning, visuospatial, and motor training

Valentina Gizzonio, Maria Chiara Bazzini, Cosima Marsella, Pamela Papangelo, Giacomo Rizzolatti, Maddalena Fabbri‐Destro
2021 Child Development  
Cognitive abilities are essential to children's overall growth; thus, the implementation of early and effective training interventions is a major challenge for developmental psychologists and teachers.  ...  FR and visuospatial abilities showed training-related increases at the end of the training and 1-year follow-up (moderate effect size).  ...  Only the nonverbal reasoning training significantly impacts FR, while smaller gains on problem-solving tests were seen in the other groups.  ... 
doi:10.1111/cdev.13642 pmid:34415056 pmcid:PMC9291496 fatcat:pxewku6uwzfsnhfxxewujalavm
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