Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(1), pp. 105 - 111
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080112
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Using the "Identifying a Pattern" Strategy to Solve Mathematical Word Problems of Proportional Quantities at Grade 5 – Vietnam


Ngo Truc Phuong 1, Nguyen Phu Loc 2,*
1 Faculty of Education, Bac Lieu University, Bac Lieu City, Vietnam
2 School of Education, CanTho University, Can Tho City, Vietnam

ABSTRACT

Ratios and proportions that describe relationships between quantities are the foundation for students to understand and develop many concepts and skills in mathematics. Therefore, they play an important role in students' learning Mathematics. This paper will present the results of the comparison of mathematical word problems relating to proportional quantities in Mathematics textbooks of Vietnam and USA from the perspective of pattern identification. It also indicates that the design and implementation of some activities to teach the word problems in which the analysis to identify patterns is a necessary strategy. The study results revealed that using "identifying a pattern" problems is a useful tool to promote problem - solving competency for elementary school students in Vietnam.

KEYWORDS
Identifying a Pattern, Mathematical Word Problem, Mathematical Pattern, Proportion, Proportional Quantities, Solving Mathematical Word Problem

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Ngo Truc Phuong , Nguyen Phu Loc . "Using the "Identifying a Pattern" Strategy to Solve Mathematical Word Problems of Proportional Quantities at Grade 5 – Vietnam." Universal Journal of Educational Research 8.1 (2020) 105 - 111. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080112.