Empirical study on errors of mathematical word problems posed by learners

Kazuaki Kojima, Kazuhisa Miwa, Tatsunori Matsui

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    Abstract

    Problem posing by which learners create problems by themselves has been identified as an important activity in mathematics education. However, problem posing is a heavy task for both learners and teachers because it is a divergent task that has various possible answers. To develop problem posing skill of leaners, it is indispensable to evaluate posed problems, particularly when they include errors in mathematical structures. To provide a basis in designing computational support for addressing errors to improve problem posing skill, this study empirically investigated errors of mathematical word problems posed by novices. Undergraduates were engaged in a problem-posing task where they were asked to pose many, diverse and unique problems from a problem initially given. Posed problems that included errors were analyzed, with the result indicating that when the undergraduates failed to pose problems, their problems mostly had errors regarding setting constraints. We then discussed how to approach errors in problem posing by computational systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013
    PublisherUHAMKA PRESS
    Pages187-191
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013 - Bali
    Duration: 2013 Nov 182013 Nov 22

    Other

    Other21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013
    CityBali
    Period13/11/1813/11/22

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    mathematics
    teacher
    education

    Keywords

    • Computational support
    • Mathematical learning
    • Problem posing
    • Word problems

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
    • Education

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    Kojima, K., Miwa, K., & Matsui, T. (2013). Empirical study on errors of mathematical word problems posed by learners. In Workshop Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013 (pp. 187-191). UHAMKA PRESS.

    Empirical study on errors of mathematical word problems posed by learners. / Kojima, Kazuaki; Miwa, Kazuhisa; Matsui, Tatsunori.

    Workshop Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013. UHAMKA PRESS, 2013. p. 187-191.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Kojima, K, Miwa, K & Matsui, T 2013, Empirical study on errors of mathematical word problems posed by learners. in Workshop Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013. UHAMKA PRESS, pp. 187-191, 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013, Bali, 13/11/18.
    Kojima K, Miwa K, Matsui T. Empirical study on errors of mathematical word problems posed by learners. In Workshop Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013. UHAMKA PRESS. 2013. p. 187-191
    Kojima, Kazuaki ; Miwa, Kazuhisa ; Matsui, Tatsunori. / Empirical study on errors of mathematical word problems posed by learners. Workshop Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013. UHAMKA PRESS, 2013. pp. 187-191
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