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Changes in expression when translating arithmetic word questions

Edmonds-Wathen, Cris and Bino, Vagi (2015). Changes in expression when translating arithmetic word questions. In: 39th Conference of the International Groups for the Psychology of Mathematics Education,, Hobart, Australia, 13 -18 July 2015.

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IRMA ID 84550754xPUB62
Author Edmonds-Wathen, Cris
Bino, Vagi
Title Changes in expression when translating arithmetic word questions
Conference Name 39th Conference of the International Groups for the Psychology of Mathematics Education,
Conference Location Hobart, Australia
Conference Dates 13 -18 July 2015
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Publisher The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Publication Year 2015
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0771-100X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 249
End Page 256
Total Pages 8
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract Teaching and assessing mathematics in Indigenous languages which do not have developed school mathematics registers may require teachers to translate word questions from a source language into their own language. Differences may occur between the source and the translation due to semantic and syntactic requirements of the target languages and for other reasons during the translation process. We present examples of some translations by teachers of word problems from English into languages of Central Province, Papua New Guinea. Even simple statements can contain multiple changes in translation. Some statements may be difficult or impossible to translate while retaining a comparable mathematical difficulty.
Keyword Language
Mathematics education
Word problems
Translation
Indigenous education
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