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The effects of different modes of representation on the solution of one-step additive problems
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Learning and Instruction Volume 17, Number 6, ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This study investigated the role of different modes of representation, i.e., verbal description, decorative pictures, informational pictures and number line, in solving additive change problems. Data were collected from 1447 students in Grades 1, 2, and 3. Structural equations modelling affirmed the existence of four first-order representation-specific factors indicating the differential effects of the representations and a second-order factor representing the general mathematical problem-solving ability. It also provided support for the invariance of this structure across the three age groups. Rating scale analysis showed the interaction of the representational affiliation and the mathematical structure of the problems in their hierarchical ordering.

Citation

Elia, I., Gagatsis, A. & Demetriou, A. (2007). The effects of different modes of representation on the solution of one-step additive problems. Learning and Instruction, 17(6), 658-672. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2007.09.011

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