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The Developmental Nature of Ability to Solve One-Step Word Problems

Constantinos Christou, George Philippou 

July 1998, Volume 29, Issue 4, Page 436

Recently many researchers have focused on analyzing the structure of one-step word problems and the solution strategies employed by pupils. We have investigated the effect of mental schemes corresponding to additive and multiplicative situations in the process of interpreting and solving problems. The relative difficulties of problems classified according to their situations is considered through a written test administered to pupils in Grades 2, 3, and 4. The results seem to support the assumption that there is a developmental pattern in pupils' thinking, depending on the problem situation.

Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Research Summaries
Algebraic Patterns
Problem Solving / Problem Posing