Where language meets math: the impact of reading skill on solving math story problems

Where language meets math: the impact of reading skill on solving math story problems Matt Cooper Borkenhagen and Mark Seidenberg Matt Cooper Borkenhagen presented his research with Mark Seidenberg on the impact of reading skill on solving math story problems at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study…

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Impact of dialect use on a basic component of learning to read

Abstract Can some black-white differences in reading achievement be traced to differences in language background? Many African American children speak a dialect that differs from the mainstream dialect emphasized in school. We examined how use of alternative dialects affects decoding, an important component of early reading and marker of reading…

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