The influence of the Chinese and English languages on students' processing of mathematics word problems


Grant Data
Project Title
The influence of the Chinese and English languages on students' processing of mathematics word problems
Principal Investigator
Professor Leung, Frederick Koon Shing   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Yang Chih-Chien   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Lai Mun Yee   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Hyland Fiona   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
18
Start Date
2015-11-16
Completion Date
2017-05-15
Amount
303950
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
mathematics word problems, linguistics structure, comparative studies, eye movement, TIMSS
Discipline
Education: Research on Teaching & Learning
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17615115
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2) What are the behavioral differences between Chinese speaking and English speaking fourth graders when they process mathematics items in the two languages in terms of their eye-movements while working on word problems? 3) How are the linguistic structures of mathematics items in Chinese and in English affecting students’ processing of the items?