# COMPUTER SUPPORT FOR MATHEMATICAL WORD PROBLEM SOLVING - Guided by Thai Teachers’ Views

### Wanintorn Supap, Kanlaya Naruedomkul, Nick Cercone

#### Abstract

This study investigates Thai teachers’ views in teaching and learning mathematical word problem, and the technology implementation to enhance teaching and learning mathematical word problem. Data were collected by use of semi-structured interviews with 24 mathematics teachers. The result of this study showed that the students’ major difficulty in solving mathematical word problem lies in the understanding of the problem and the translation of the problem into equations. Therefore, the teachers’ suggestions led to the design of a tool to help improve students’ performance in solving mathematical word problem.

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- 14.2 What is your opinion toward that computer software? (advantage and disadvantage) 14.3 Do you ever use that computer software in the classroom? If yes, how do you implement that computer software in the classroom?
- 15. What do you think of the contributions of computer software about mathematical word problems for you?
- 16. What do you think of using such computer software about mathematical word problems in the classroom? If you think it should be use 16.1 How do you implement computer software about mathematical word problems in the classroom?
- 17. What do you think about the capability or function of computer software that should support mathematical word problems teaching and learning?

#### Paper Citation

#### in Harvard Style

Supap W., Naruedomkul K. and Cercone N. (2010). **COMPUTER SUPPORT FOR MATHEMATICAL WORD PROBLEM SOLVING - Guided by Thai Teachers’ Views** . In *Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,* ISBN 978-989-674-023-8, pages 245-250. DOI: 10.5220/0002782302450250

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu10,

author={Wanintorn Supap and Kanlaya Naruedomkul and Nick Cercone},

title={COMPUTER SUPPORT FOR MATHEMATICAL WORD PROBLEM SOLVING - Guided by Thai Teachers’ Views},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

year={2010},

pages={245-250},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0002782302450250},

isbn={978-989-674-023-8},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,

TI - COMPUTER SUPPORT FOR MATHEMATICAL WORD PROBLEM SOLVING - Guided by Thai Teachers’ Views

SN - 978-989-674-023-8

AU - Supap W.

AU - Naruedomkul K.

AU - Cercone N.

PY - 2010

SP - 245

EP - 250

DO - 10.5220/0002782302450250