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Article: Chinese number words, culture, and mathematics learning

TitleChinese number words, culture, and mathematics learning
Authors
KeywordsChinese number words
culture
language
mathematics
preschool
Issue Date2010
PublisherAmerican Educational Research Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://aera.net/pubs/rer/
Citation
Review Of Educational Research, 2010, v. 80 n. 2, p. 180-206 How to Cite?
AbstractThis review evaluates the role of language-specifically, the Chinese-based system of number words and the simplicity of Chinese mathematical terms-in explaining the relatively superior performance of Chinese and other East Asian students in cross-national studies of mathematics achievement. Relevant research is critically reviewed focusing on linguistic and cultural influences. The review (a) provides equivocal findings about the extent to which number words in the Chinese language afford benefits for mathematics learning; (b) indicates that cultural and contextual factors are gaining prominence in accounting for the superior performance of East Asian students in cross-national studies; and (c) yields emerging evidence from neuroscience that highlights interrelationships among language, cultural beliefs, and mathematics learning. Although it is not possible to disentangle the influences of linguistic, cultural, and contextual factors on mathematics performance, language is still seen as contributing to early cross-national differences in mathematics attainment. © 2010 AERA. http://rer.aera.net.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125487
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2015 Impact Factor: 5.235
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.449
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dc.description.abstractThis review evaluates the role of language-specifically, the Chinese-based system of number words and the simplicity of Chinese mathematical terms-in explaining the relatively superior performance of Chinese and other East Asian students in cross-national studies of mathematics achievement. Relevant research is critically reviewed focusing on linguistic and cultural influences. The review (a) provides equivocal findings about the extent to which number words in the Chinese language afford benefits for mathematics learning; (b) indicates that cultural and contextual factors are gaining prominence in accounting for the superior performance of East Asian students in cross-national studies; and (c) yields emerging evidence from neuroscience that highlights interrelationships among language, cultural beliefs, and mathematics learning. Although it is not possible to disentangle the influences of linguistic, cultural, and contextual factors on mathematics performance, language is still seen as contributing to early cross-national differences in mathematics attainment. © 2010 AERA. http://rer.aera.net.en_HK
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dc.subjectChinese number wordsen_HK
dc.subjectcultureen_HK
dc.subjectlanguageen_HK
dc.subjectmathematicsen_HK
dc.subjectpreschoolen_HK
dc.titleChinese number words, culture, and mathematics learningen_HK
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