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ERIC Number: ED010184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 101
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PATTERNS IN LEARNING ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS.
RESTLE, FRANK
THE STUDIES REPORTED WERE ATTEMPTS TO LEARN THE INNER ARRANGEMENT OF DOING MATHEMATICS. MATHEMATICS WAS VIEWED AS A MATTER OF SOLVING PROBLEMS BY A SEQUENCE OF STEPS PERFORMED AS AN ALGORITHM. THE PROCESSES STUDIED WERE--(1) COUNTING OR ENUMERATING SETS, (2) SIMPLIFYING COMPLEX LOGICAL STATEMENTS, (3) ADDING LARGE NUMBERS, AND (4) MULTIPLYING. WITHIN EACH EXPERIMENT, A VARIETY OF TASKS WAS CONSTRUCTED SO THAT DIFFERENT DISCRIMINATIONS, SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT STEPS OF ALGORITHM, OR SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT OVERALL PLANS COULD BE TESTED. STUDIES ON ENUMERATION TESTED 18, 20, AND 24 SCHOOL CHILDREN AND COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THREE EXPERIMENTS. SUBJECTS FOR THE OTHER PROCESSES STUDIED WERE 28 SCHOOL CHILDREN, 12 SCHOOL CHILDREN DIVIDED ACCORDING TO AGE, AND 50 COLLEGE STUDENTS. STUDIES DEMONSTRATED THAT PATTERNS OF PERFORMANCE MAY EMERGE UNDER STUDY OF THE ELEMENTS OF A MATHEMATICAL TASK. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers: INDIANA