The Study about the Influence of Mathematics Language on Mathematics Reading

- Journal title : Research in Mathematical Education
- Volume 19, Issue 4, 2015, pp.267-278
- Publisher : Korea Society of Mathematical Education
- DOI : 10.7468/jksmed.2015.19.4.267

Title & Authors

The Study about the Influence of Mathematics Language on Mathematics Reading

YANG, Hongping; YU, Ping;

YANG, Hongping; YU, Ping;

Abstract

The study is about the influence of literal, symbolic and graphics languages on mathematics reading. The results show that the scores of symbolic language volume are significantly lower than that of literal language volume. The abstractness of the mathematical symbols will not have a significant impact on the students with excellent mathematical academic, but as for the medium and poor students, abstract mathematics symbols will cause their cognitive impairment. Due to picture-superiority-effect, the test scores of the graphics language volume are significantly higher than that of the symbolic language volume. Graphics language will have a significant impact on the excellent and medium students, but has no impact on the poor students.

Keywords

mathematics reading;literal language;symbolic language;graphics language;

Language

English

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