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Title:The role of linguistic features when reading and solving mathematics tasks in different languages
Type:Article in The Journal of Mathematical Behavior
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Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to deepen the understanding of the relation between the language used in mathematics tasks and the difficulty in reading and solving the tasks. We examine issues of language both through linguistic features of tasks (word length, sentence length, task length, and information density) and through different natural languages used to formulate the tasks (English, German, and Swedish). Analyses of 83 PISA mathematics tasks reveal that tasks in German, when compared with English and Swedish, show stronger connections between the examined linguistic features of tasks and difficulty in reading and solving the tasks. We discuss if and how this result can be explained by general differences between the three languages.
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Umeå University
Umeå School of Education
Faculty of Science and
Technology

Department of Science
and Mathematics Education

Umeå Mathematics
Education Research Centre


Mid Sweden University
Faculty of Science,
Technology and Media

Department of Mathematics
and Science Education


Monash University
Faculty of Education
Inclusive Mathematics
Education Research Group


Linköping University
The Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematics


 
 

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