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Linguistic properties of PISA mathematics tasks in different languages
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC).
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3211-8906
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC).
2016 (English)In: ICT in mathematics education: the future and the realities: Proceedings of MADIF 10: the tenth research seminar of the Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education Karlstad, January 26–27, 2016 / [ed] Häggström, Johan; Norén, Eva; van Bommel, Jorryt; Sayers, Judy; Helenius, Ola; Liljekvist, Yvonne, Göteborg: Svensk förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning - SMDF, 2016, p. 147-147Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The mathematics PISA tasks are primarily supposed to measure mathematical ability and not reading ability, so it is important to avoid unnecessary demands of reading ability in the tasks. Many readability formulas are using both word length and sentence length as indicators of text difficulty. In this study, we examine differences and similarities between English, German, and Swedish mathematics PISA tasks regarding word length and sentence length. We analyze 146 mathematics PISA tasks from 2000–2013, in English, German, and Swedish. For each task we create measures of mean word and sentence length. To analyze if there are any differences between the three language versions of the tasks, we use t-tests to compare the three languages pairwise. We found that in average, the German versions have the longest words, followed by Swedish and then English. Average sentence length was highest for English, followed by German and then Swedish.

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Göteborg: Svensk förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning - SMDF, 2016. p. 147-147
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Skrifter från SMDF, ISSN 1651-3274 ; 11
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Didactics Pedagogical Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141581ISBN: 978-91-984024-0-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-141581DiVA, id: diva2:1155538
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Tionde Matematikdidaktiska forskningsseminariet av Svensk Förening för Matematikdidaktisk Forskning (MADIF-10), Karlstad, Sweden, January 26-27, 2016
Available from: 2017-11-08 Created: 2017-11-08 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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