The Role of Language Comprehension in Mathematics and Problem Solving

Jose P. Mestre

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A new field of study appears to be emerging that is concerned with the influence of language on mathematical problem solving. We have chosen the term problem processing for this new field. For purposes of this chapter, problem processing is defined as the study of the various ways in which language can influence problem solving. As we hope to show, language proficiency interacts with problem solving in a number of different ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLinguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics
EditorsRodney R Cocking, Jose P Mestre
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781136562563
ISBN (Print)0898598761, 9780898598766
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThe Psychology of Education and Instruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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