Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2016, Page: 117-123
Exploring Pupils’ Mathematics Reading Performance Under Online Reading Environment
Yuan-Horng Lin, Department of Mathematics Education, National Taichung University of Education, Taichung City, Taiwan
Yi-An Chen, Department of Mathematics Education, National Taichung University of Education, Taichung City, Taiwan
Received: Aug. 27, 2016;       Published: Aug. 28, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160505.11      View  3329      Downloads  101
Abstract
The purpose of this research aims to investigate the performance of mathematics reading for pupils. Mathematics reading is nowadays an important issue which is the conjunction of mathematics proficiency and reading comprehension. Besides, online reading becomes widespread owing to the development of internet technology. Development of mathematics reading articles in the online system to detect the performance of pupils should be a prospective research. However, little is known about the performance of mathematics reading and its effects under online reading environment. In this study, there are two articles of mathematics reading established in the online environment. Contents of mathematics reading are related to factor and multiple contexts. The participants include 117 fifth grades in Taiwan. Theoretical frame is based on theory of subject reading components proposed by M. C. McKenna and R. D. Robinson (2002). These components are general reading comprehension, prior knowledge of mathematics and mathematics-specific literacy skills. According to the data analysis, pupils perform the best on general reading comprehension. In addition, they perform the worst on mathematics-specific literacy skills. The results coincide with the findings of related literature. However, there is no difference on these three components between genders. Results of this study could furnish the theory and practice of online mathematics reading. Finally, based on the findings, some suggestions and recommendations for future research and practical instruction of mathematics reading are discussed.
Keywords
Factor and Multiple, Mathematics Reading, Online Reading, Reading Comprehension
To cite this article
Yuan-Horng Lin, Yi-An Chen, Exploring Pupils’ Mathematics Reading Performance Under Online Reading Environment, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2016, pp. 117-123. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160505.11
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