The combined impact of linguistic, cultural, educational and cognitive factors on mathematics learning is considered in this unique book. By uniting the diverse research models and perspectives of these fields, the contributors describe how language and cognitive factors can influence mathematical learning, thinking and problem solving. The authors contend that cognitive skills are heavily dependent upon linguistic skills and both are critical to the representational knowledge intimately linked to school achievement in mathematics.During those interviews, students were asked to solve a series of mathematics word problems (see Table 10.1) while ... and fifth grades were asked to work through the problem-set as part of the in-class TABLE 10.1 The Mathematics Wordanbsp;...

Title | : | Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics |

Author | : | Rodney R. Cocking, Jose P. Mestre |

Publisher | : | Psychology Press - 1988 |

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