The Effects of Adjusting Readability on the Difficulty of Mathematics Story Problems.

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Abstract

A 15-item story problem test was written at three readability levels (below grade 4, grades 4-6, above grade 6) by two methods (vocabulary control and sentence control). Six test forms were administered to 1158 children in grades 3-6. Readability level had no effect on problem difficulty. (Author/MNS)

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  • ERIC, Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE
  • Educational Research
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary School Mathematics
  • Intermediate Grades
  • Mathematics Education Research
  • Mathematics Instruction
  • Practitioners
  • Problem Solving
  • Readability
  • Tests
  • Word Problems

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  • Douglas J Paul

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