Language and Mathematical Performance: A Comparison of Lower Secondary School Students with Different Level of Mathematical Skills

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  • Source:
    Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v56 n3 p333-344 2012. 12 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2011.599423
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      0031-3831
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Keyword:
      Finland
    • Abstract:
      This study investigated the connection between language (i.e., word comprehension, reading comprehension and spelling skills) and mathematical performance. The sample consisted of grade nine students (N = 810) in 14 lower secondary schools in the Swedish speaking areas of Finland. Standardized tests for reading and writing skills, and mathematical performance were used. Based on the mathematics test the students were categorized into eight performance groups. Many students had problems in both mathematics and language performance. On the whole data level reading skills were a powerful predictor for math performance, the reading factor explained 52% of the variance in the model. Hence, the reading skills focusing on understanding of the text are important in solving mathematical tasks at the end of compulsory school. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      58
    • Physical Description:
      12
    • Education Level:
      Secondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2012
    • Accession Number:
      EJ969796
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KORHONEN, J.; LINNANMAKI, K.; AUNIO, P. Language and Mathematical Performance: A Comparison of Lower Secondary School Students with Different Level of Mathematical Skills. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, [s. l.], v. 56, n. 3, p. 333–344, 2012. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ969796&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 12 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Korhonen J, Linnanmaki K, Aunio P. Language and Mathematical Performance: A Comparison of Lower Secondary School Students with Different Level of Mathematical Skills. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 2012;56(3):333-344. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ969796&custid=s8280428. Accessed December 12, 2019.
    • APA:
      Korhonen, J., Linnanmaki, K., & Aunio, P. (2012). Language and Mathematical Performance: A Comparison of Lower Secondary School Students with Different Level of Mathematical Skills. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 56(3), 333–344. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ969796&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Korhonen, Johan, Karin Linnanmaki, and Pirjo Aunio. 2012. “Language and Mathematical Performance: A Comparison of Lower Secondary School Students with Different Level of Mathematical Skills.” Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 56 (3): 333–44. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ969796&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Korhonen, J., Linnanmaki, K. and Aunio, P. (2012) ‘Language and Mathematical Performance: A Comparison of Lower Secondary School Students with Different Level of Mathematical Skills’, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 56(3), pp. 333–344. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ969796&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 12 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Korhonen, J, Linnanmaki, K & Aunio, P 2012, ‘Language and Mathematical Performance: A Comparison of Lower Secondary School Students with Different Level of Mathematical Skills’, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 333–344, viewed 12 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Korhonen, Johan, et al. “Language and Mathematical Performance: A Comparison of Lower Secondary School Students with Different Level of Mathematical Skills.” Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 56, no. 3, Jan. 2012, pp. 333–344. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ969796&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Korhonen, Johan, Karin Linnanmaki, and Pirjo Aunio. “Language and Mathematical Performance: A Comparison of Lower Secondary School Students with Different Level of Mathematical Skills.” Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 56, no. 3 (January 1, 2012): 333–44. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ969796&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Korhonen J, Linnanmaki K, Aunio P. Language and Mathematical Performance: A Comparison of Lower Secondary School Students with Different Level of Mathematical Skills. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research [Internet]. 2012 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Dec 12];56(3):333–44. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ969796&custid=s8280428