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Key factors for successful solving of mathematical word problems in fifth-grade learners

Marija Kavkler and Lidija Magajna and Milena Košak Babuder (2014) Key factors for successful solving of mathematical word problems in fifth-grade learners. Health Psychology Report, 2 (1). pp. 27-38. ISSN 2353-5571

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    Abstract

    Difficulties in solving mathematical word problems (MWP) are one of the most common reasons for weak mathematics performance, and poor mathematical literacy has important implications for an individual’s further education, employment opportunities, mental health and quality of life in today’s modern technological society. The purpose of the study was to examine whether Slovenian good and poor MWP solvers differ in arithmetic knowledge and skills, non-verbal reasoning, pupils’ self-evaluations of MWP abilities, teachers’ assessment of their mathematical knowledge and what strategies fifth- grade learners use in solving MWP.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: mathematics, learning difficulty
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    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2130
    Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 07:29
    Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 09:14
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2130

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