Relating vocabulary in mathematical tasks to aspects of reading and solving
2012 (English)In: Evaluation and comparison of mathematical achievement: Dimensions and perspectives. Proceedings of MADIF 8, The Eighth Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Umeå, January 24-25, 2012 / [ed] Christer Bergsten, Eva Jablonka & Manya Raman, Linköping: SMDF , 2012, 61-70 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper focuses on relationships between vocabulary in mathematical tasks and aspects of reading and solving these tasks. The paper contains a framework that highlights a number of different aspects of word difficulty as well as many issues to consider when planning and implementing empirical studies concerning vocabulary in tasks, where the aspect of common/uncommon words is one important part. The paper also presents an empirical method where corpora are used to investigate issues of vocabulary in mathematical tasks. The results from the empirical study show that there are connections between different types of vocabulary and task difficulty, but that they seem to be mainly an effect of the total number of words in a task.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: SMDF , 2012. 61-70 p.
, Skrifter från Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning, ISSN 1651-3274
Didactics Other Mathematics
Research subject didactics of mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51411OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-51411DiVA: diva2:481033
MADIF 8, The Eighth Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Umeå, January 24-25, 2012