ERIC Number: ED042628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Soviet Studies in the Psychology of Learning and Teaching Mathematics, Volume 3, Problem Solving in Arithmetic and Algebra.
Kilpatrick, Jeremy; Wirszup, Izaak
The series "Soviet Studies in the Psychology of Learning and Teaching Mathematics" is a collection of translations from the Soviet Literature of the past twenty-five years on research in the psychology of mathematical instruction. Also included are works on methods of teaching mathematics directly influenced by this research. The aim of this series is to acquaint mathematics educators and teachers with directions, ideas, and accomplishments in the psychology of mathematical instruction in Russia. Volume III of the series contains four papers: three on arithmetic and one on algebra. These papers are directed at the theoretical analysis of thinking processes. Each paper discusses investigations related to processes students use in solving word problems in mathematics. Some of the findings reported in this volume are unique to the Soviet educational system, but the value of using problem material from the school curriculum in studying problem-solving processes is demonstrated in each of the papers. (Author/FL)
Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, Cognitive Processes, Educational Psychology, Instruction, Learning, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Research
A. C. Vroman, Inc., 2085 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, Calif. 91109
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.; Chicago Univ., IL.