AAAI Publications, Twenty-Third International FLAIRS Conference

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Problem Solving by English Learners and English Primary Students in an Algebra Readiness ITS
Federico Cirett, Carole R. Beal

Last modified: 2010-05-06

Abstract


Problem solving was compared for English Learners and English Primary students who had used AnimalWatch, an algebra-readiness ITS. Data records for word problems solved by students in both language groups were located and compared. Results indicated that English Learners were less likely to answer correctly, had more incorrect answer attempts, took longer on each problem, and were more likely to use multimedia help features in the ITS. Differences between English Learners and English Primary students were most apparent on word problems with challenging English text.

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