id: 06656054
dt: j
an: 2016f.00328
au: Dyrvold, Anneli
ti: The role of semiotic resources when reading and solving mathematics tasks.
so: Nord. Mat.didakt. 21, No. 3, 51-72 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Nationellt Centrum för Matematikutbildning (NCM), Göteborgs Universitet,
Göteborg
la: EN
cc: C50 D50
ut: problem solving; reaching tasks; semiotic resources
ci:
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ab: Summary: One part of being proficient in mathematics is to be able to read
and solve mathematics tasks where mathematics is represented using
different semiotic resources (i.e. natural language, mathematical
notation, and different types of images). In the current study,
statistical methods are used to investigate the potential meaning that
the presence and co-occurrences of semiotic resources have for how
demanding a mathematical task is to read and solve. The results reveal
that the number of different semiotic resources in a mathematical task
is not related to difficulty, but that difficulty is related to the
particular combinations of semiotic resources where pictorial images
are one of the resources. The results also indicate that the difficulty
related to these semiotic characteristics is not related to an
unnecessary reading demand.
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