MINDA: A cognitive tool for fraction word problem solving

Azlina Ahmad, Siti Salwah Salim, Roziati Zainuddin

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Abstract

Word problem solving is one of the most challenging tasks in mathematics for most students. It requires the solver to translate the problem into the language of mathematics. From a study conducted on Malaysian school students, it was found that majority of them has poor mathematical communication skills. Both communication skills namely the intrapersonal and interpersonal communications are significant to the cognitive processes of the problem solver. It is therefore the main aim of this paper is to present MINDA, a cognitive tool for fraction word problem solving designed based on the Cognitive-Communicative (C-C) model. MINDA adopts the two approaches namely computer-as-tool and computeras-tutor approach. An experimental study was carried out to test MINDA.. The result of the study shows that there is a significant difference in the achievement of the experimental group and the control group for both the above-average and below average students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 26 Aug 200829 Aug 2008

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OtherInternational Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim
CityKuala Lumpur
Period26/8/0829/8/08

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  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ahmad, A., Salim, S. S., & Zainuddin, R. (2008). MINDA: A cognitive tool for fraction word problem solving. In Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim (Vol. 2). [4631739] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631739

MINDA : A cognitive tool for fraction word problem solving. / Ahmad, Azlina; Salim, Siti Salwah; Zainuddin, Roziati.

Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim. Vol. 2 2008. 4631739.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ahmad, A, Salim, SS & Zainuddin, R 2008, MINDA: A cognitive tool for fraction word problem solving. in Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim. vol. 2, 4631739, International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim, Kuala Lumpur, 26/8/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631739
Ahmad A, Salim SS, Zainuddin R. MINDA: A cognitive tool for fraction word problem solving. In Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim. Vol. 2. 2008. 4631739 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631739
Ahmad, Azlina ; Salim, Siti Salwah ; Zainuddin, Roziati. / MINDA : A cognitive tool for fraction word problem solving. Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim. Vol. 2 2008.
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