The role of word problem decoding in children’s arithmetic achievement

Tin Yau Terry WONG, Suk Han Connie HO

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Abstract

The present study found that children’s difficulties in solving arithmetic word problems lay more in the decoding process (translating the word problems into equations) than in the computation process. Furthermore, this word problem decoding skill uniquely predicted later arithmetic computation, on top of the effect of previous arithmetic computation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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Wong, T. T.-Y., & Ho, C. S.-H. (2015, March). The role of word problem decoding in children’s arithmetic achievement. Paper presented at The International Convention of Psychological Science, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Keywords

  • Educational psychology