2019 Volume 18 Issue 1 Pages 51-62
Learning through problem posing is an essential way to understand problem structures in order to solve problems. The Triplet Structure Model defines the structure of arithmetic word problems solved by one-step addition or subtraction. Monsakun is a software for learning through problem posing in arithmetical word problems based on the Triplet Structure Model. The practical use of Monsakun in the Japanese language shows a learning effect on problem solving, as well as its usefulness for learning through problem posing. This study investigates whether the model works in languages other than Japanese. An analysis of the use of Monsakun by Japanese children and adults shows no significant difference between them. Another analysis of the use of Monsakun in English or Indonesian by non-native Japanese adults also shows no significant difference. We conclude that the Triplet Structure Model is not dependent on the Japanese language and has the potential to contribute to learning arithmetic word problems in languages other than Japanese.