TY - JOUR

T1 - The effects of self-reading and text layouts on seventh graders' mathematical performance about "Pythagorean Theorem"

AU - Chen, Ya Hua

AU - Yang, Kai Lin

PY - 2010/6

Y1 - 2010/6

N2 - The purpose of this study aims at understanding the effects of reading texts by oneself with different layouts on 7th graders' mathematical performance about "Pythagorean Theorem." This study designed "proof-first" and "application-first" texts, and instruments for testing mathematical performance about "Pythagorean Theorem." After collecting pre-test and post-test data, the statistical method of ANCOVA was mainly used to analyze experimental data. The results showed that the interaction between text layouts and students' mathematical abilities was statistically significant, and that students, who read a mathematical text by themselves as testing in mathematics related to the text, did not necessarily perform better than students, who did not read the mathematical text by themselves as testing.

AB - The purpose of this study aims at understanding the effects of reading texts by oneself with different layouts on 7th graders' mathematical performance about "Pythagorean Theorem." This study designed "proof-first" and "application-first" texts, and instruments for testing mathematical performance about "Pythagorean Theorem." After collecting pre-test and post-test data, the statistical method of ANCOVA was mainly used to analyze experimental data. The results showed that the interaction between text layouts and students' mathematical abilities was statistically significant, and that students, who read a mathematical text by themselves as testing in mathematics related to the text, did not necessarily perform better than students, who did not read the mathematical text by themselves as testing.

KW - Hypotenuse-leg theorem

KW - Pythagorean theorem

KW - Reading

KW - Text layout

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M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84965168297

VL - 55

SP - 141

EP - 166

JO - Journal of Research in Education Sciences

JF - Journal of Research in Education Sciences

SN - 2073-753X

IS - 2

ER -