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Learning and Instruction

Volume 7, Number 4

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Modelling reality in mathematics classrooms: The case of word problems

    Brian Greer

    An abundance of recent research, in many countries, has documented a very widespread tendency of children to answer school mathematics word problems with apparent disregard for the reality of the... More

    pp. 293-307

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  2. Every word problem has a solution—The social rationality of mathematical modeling in schools

    Kurt Reusser & Rita Stebler

    The focus of this paper is on sense-making and the use of real-world knowledge in mathematical modeling in schools. Arguments are put forward that classroom word problem solving is more—and also... More

    pp. 309-327

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  3. Realistic considerations in solving problematic word problems: Do Japanese and Belgian children have the same difficulties?

    Hajime Yoshida, Lieven Verschaffel & Erik De Corte

    The aim of this study was to compare Japanese and Belgian elementary school pupils' (lack of) activation of real-world knowledge during understanding and solving arithmetic word problems in a... More

    pp. 329-338

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  4. Pre-service teachers' conceptions and beliefs about the role of real-world knowledge in mathematical modelling of school word problems

    L. Verschaffel, E. De Corte & I. Borghart

    Recent research has documented that many pupils show a strong tendency to exclude real-world knowledge from their solutions of school arithmetic word problems. In the present study, a test... More

    pp. 339-359

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  5. Word problems and mathematical reasoning—A study of children's mastery of reference and meaning in textual realities

    Jan Wyndhamn & Roger Säljö

    The mastery of word problems is seen as an important test of mathematical ability. When solving such problems, students supposedly go beyond rote learning and mechanical exercises to apply their... More

    pp. 361-382

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  6. Cost and benefit of modeling activity

    Giyoo Hatano

    pp. 383-387

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  7. Solving word problems: A case of modelling?

    Koeno Gravemeijer

    According to the researchers who report in this set of papers there are two causes for the phenomenon that primary- and secondary-school students ignore relevant and plausibly familiar aspects of... More

    pp. 389-397

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