The role of language comprehension in mathematics and problem solving

Jose P. Mestre

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Abstract

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
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages201-220
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781136562563
ISBN (Print)0898598761, 9780898598766
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Mestre, J. P. (2013). The role of language comprehension in mathematics and problem solving. In Linguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics (pp. 201-220). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203056820