Does Training Schematic Representation Improve Ability to Solve Math Word Problems?
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The current study examines the effect of schematic representation training on math word problem solving by developing and administering a training module. First, math word problem solving ability was measured using a short assessment. Then, those in the experimental group receive a training module adapted from Lewis (1989) that focuses on teaching diagrams as a tool to help improve problem representation. Changes in word problem solving ability were measured at posttest. Results show similar performance at pretest and posttest between conditions.