Evaluation of Students’ Mathematical Problem Solving Skills in Relation to Their Reading Levels


Gökhan ÖZSOY, Hayriye Gül KURUYER, Ahmet ÇAKIROĞLU


Abstract

The purpose of the current study is to investigate the correlation between students’ reading levels and mathematical problem solving skills. The present study was conducted in line with a qualitative research method, i.e., the phenomenological method. The study group of the current research is composed of six third grade students with different reading levels. The data of the study were collected through the reading of texts, the Ekwall/Shanker reading inventory and the problem solving think-aloud protocol. The collected data were evaluated using a descriptive analysis method. Once the study had been completed, it was concluded that problem solving skills varied according to reading level.


Keywords

Reading, Reading level, Mathematical problem solving

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic EU Education Programs
Pages 113 - 132
Issue IEJEE, Volume 8, Issue 1
Date of acceptance 30 September 2015
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Author(s) Details

Gökhan ÖZSOY

University of Ordu, Turkey


Hayriye Gül KURUYER

University of Ordu, Turkey,


Ahmet ÇAKIROĞLU

Aksaray University, Turkey


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