Mathematical problem solving: A need for literacy
Doyle, Katherine M. (2005) Mathematical problem solving: A need for literacy. In Bryer, Fiona, Bartlett, Brendan, & Roebuck, Dick (Eds.) Stimulating the "Action" as participants in participatory research, 2-4 December, 2005, Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Internationally, educators are concerned about effective methods to function in a technological, global world. In this paper literature is reviewed that explores the relationship between mathematical problem solving and literacy, through mathematical-modelling and top-level structuring of text. The mathematical-modelling problem-solving process offers students an oppportunity for learning mathematical skills through what is very much a literary process. Top-level structuring is an organizational strategy where readers structure texts enabling identification and recall of a text's main idea/s. An extensive search of recent literature reveals strong relationships between reading comprehension and mathematical word problems because text comprehension must interact with mathematical processes to create mathematical literacy. In this paper I argue that mathematical-modelling and top-level structuring are likely to have a strong relationship due to the literary structure of modelling tasks when applied to solving mathematical word problems. Second, I suggest implications for future empowerment where students attain skills from such a strategic combination.
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||mathematics, comprehension, top, level structure, mathematical modelling, mathematical literacy, problem solving|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 School of Cognition, Language, and Special Education, Griffith University and Katherine M. Doyle|
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2008|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2011 15:45|
Repository Staff Only: item control page