MINDA: A cognitive tool for solving mathematical word problems

Azlina Ahmad, Halimah Badioze Zaman, Siti Salwah Salim, Roziati Zainuddin

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Abstract

For many students, mathematical word problem-solving is one of the most demanding tasks in mathematics. It involves both higher and lower order thinking skills. The higher order activities in word problem-solving are the main causes of cognitive overload among students. This paper describes a cognitive tool developed for mathematical word problem-solving called MINDA which is designed to reduce the cognitive load of the students and to improve their mathematical communication skills. A model called the Cognitive-Communicative (C-C) model is formulated as the basis in designing MINDA. From a study conducted on fifty-eight Form One (7th Grade) students, we observed that there is a significant difference in the students' achievement in solving mathematical word problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 15 Jun 201017 Jun 2010

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Other2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/6/1017/6/10

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Keywords

  • Cognitive overload
  • Cognitive tool
  • Mathematical communication
  • Word problem-solving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Ahmad, A., Badioze Zaman, H., Salim, S. S., & Zainuddin, R. (2010). MINDA: A cognitive tool for solving mathematical word problems. In Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10 (Vol. 1). [5561328] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561328

MINDA : A cognitive tool for solving mathematical word problems. / Ahmad, Azlina; Badioze Zaman, Halimah; Salim, Siti Salwah; Zainuddin, Roziati.

Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1 2010. 5561328.

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

Ahmad, A, Badioze Zaman, H, Salim, SS & Zainuddin, R 2010, MINDA: A cognitive tool for solving mathematical word problems. in Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. vol. 1, 5561328, 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, ITSim'10, Kuala Lumpur, 15/6/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561328
Ahmad A, Badioze Zaman H, Salim SS, Zainuddin R. MINDA: A cognitive tool for solving mathematical word problems. In Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1. 2010. 5561328 https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561328
Ahmad, Azlina ; Badioze Zaman, Halimah ; Salim, Siti Salwah ; Zainuddin, Roziati. / MINDA : A cognitive tool for solving mathematical word problems. Proceedings 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology - Visual Informatics, ITSim'10. Vol. 1 2010.
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