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Textens inverkan på matematiska uppgifter: En undersökning om elevers textförståelse av matematikuppgifter i årskurs 5
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
How text influence mathematical problems : A research done in grade 5 about pupils understanding of text in mathematical problems (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to show the importance of task texts for students in grades 5 when solving mathematical problems. It was conducted in a class 5 (where the children are 11 years old). The pupils were assigned two different tests with mathematical problems; one where the problems were described in text and one where the problems were presented with numbers and mathematical signs. Previously done research, done on bilingual children, (Bernardo, 2002) shows that pupils tend to do better on mathematical tests when no text is presented. My research supports that theory even though the correlation is not that strong. The big discovery laid in the fact that boys tend to perform significantly lower results compared to the girls. 

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna undersökning är att visa vilken betydelse uppgiftstexter har för elever i årskurs 5 när de ska lösa matematiska problem. Eleverna i klassen fick göra två matematiska test; en med uppgifter formulerade i text och en med uppgifter presenterade med endast siffror och matematiska tecken. Tidigare forskning, gjord på elever som läser matematik på sitt andraspråk (Bernardo, 2002), visar att eleverna presterar bättre då endast siffror, och ingen text, finns med i provet. Resultatet i den här undersökningen visar en svag trend åt det hållet medan den starka tendensen var skillnaden i resultat mellan de två könen då flickor tenderade att prestera betydligt bättre än pojkarna oavsett om uppgifterna gavs i form av text eller som rena sifferövningar. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
mathematics, text problems, learning difficulties, reading comprehension.
Keyword [sv]
matematik, textuppgifter, språksvårigheter, inlärningssvårigheter, läsförståelse.
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Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-31116OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-31116DiVA: diva2:692704
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Swedish
Educational program
Teacher education
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Available from: 2014-02-06 Created: 2014-01-31 Last updated: 2014-02-06Bibliographically approved

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