The Relationships of Reading Comprehension Ability with the Ability to Understand The Questions of Mathematical Word Problems
AbstractThis research described the relationships of reading comprehension ability with the ability to understand the questions of mathematical word problems. Some 40 students of Elementary School 155 Tampan Pekanbaru were taken as the sample of the research. The data were gathered using a reading comprehension test and a test of understanding questions of mathematical word problems. The results showed that the average score of reading comprehension is 5.83 and the average score of understanding the questions of mathematical word problems is 4.13. The relationships between the two variables were r = 0.31. This score indicates that there are no strong or significant are relationships between reading comprehension with the ability to understand questions of mathematical word problems. So, the hypothesis stating that when a reading ability is high, the ability to understand questions of mathematical word problems will also be high is rejected.
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