Understanding and solving arithmetic word problems: A computer simulation

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In this paper, I describe a computer program, WORDPRO, which simulates the psychological processes involved when third-grade children understand and solve simple arithmetic word problems. Both the implementation of the program and its performance on a set of sample problems are presented. WORDPRO is a useful research tool in that it demonstrates the sufficiency of the theory upon which it is based, assists in communicating that theory to other researchers, and provides a sources of empirical predictions for experimental tests of the theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-571
Number of pages7
JournalBehavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1985


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