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REALITY BASED REASONING IN MATHEMATICS WORD PROBLEM SOLVING

 

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The purpose of this research was to investigate issues of both home language (isiXhosa) and the language of learning and teaching, i.e. English, when 9th grade second language learners engage in problem- solving and sense-making of real wor(l)d problems in multilingual mathematics classrooms. In addition, the study also explored whether the introduction of discussion and argumentation techniques in these classrooms can ameliorate these issues. The study used a pre-test – intervention – post-test mixed method design utilising both quantitative and qualitative data. The data collection strategies included interviews, classroom observations, and testing in four experimental and two comparison schools in townships around Port Elizabeth. Data analysis suggest that interventional strategy significantly improved the experimental learners'' problem-solving skills and sense-making abilities in both English and isiXhosa (but more significantly in English), and that introduction of discussion and argumentation techniques in the teaching and learning of mathematics word problems had a positive effect on learners'' ability to consider reality during word problem-solving.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC93526
AuthorPercy Sepeng
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages284
Publishing Year2011-07-01T00:00:00.000
ISBN978-3639367836
Edition1 st
Book TypeMathematics
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandVDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Product Packaging InfoBox
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