ERIC Number: ED037805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Problem Solving Processes Used by Elementary School Boys. Final Report.
Rimoldi, H. J. A.; And Others
Boys (n=800) between the ages of seven and twelve were administered 35 problems for three successive years. Each problem was characterized according to its logical structure and language which corresponded to a pictorial presentation, its ordinary verbal language, and its abstract symbols. Each structure was presented in each of the three languages. Evaluation of subject performance was made using problem solving tactics. Results were treated by profile analysis. Subjects were classified by age, I.Q. levels and grade point averages. Contrasts examined on the basis of these classifications indicate that there is a differentiation between structures that increases with age. A general conclusion is that it is risky to rely exclusively on the final answer to a problem in appraising thinking ability, and that the differentiation between logical structures and languages is basic. (Author/CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL. Psychometric Lab.