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Title: Effects of diagrams on mathematics performance
Authors: Wong, Lily Yee-sheung
Loh, Mei Yoke
Ng, Lay Pheng
Mak, Wai Han
Keywords: Mathematics performance
Effects of diagrams and pictures
Enhancement of mathematics performance
Issue Date: 1992
Citation: Singapore Journal of Education, 12(2), 11-25
Abstract: Research on the facilitative effect of diagrams on solving mathematics problems is both inconsistent and inconclusive. This study investigates the effects of diagrams on 124 Singaporean pupils in three classes: Primary One and three, and Secondary One. Pupils' performance was measured with the use of teacher-written mathematics problems in the form of worksheets. Number of errors made on problems accompanied with and without diagrams were compared. Whether or not pupils benefit from diagrams was estimated by their patterns of errors made in the presence or absence of diagrams. Results both confirm and disconfirm previous findings and shed further light on the use of diagrams in mathematics.
ISSN: 0129-4776
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles - Singapore Journal of Education

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