ERIC Number: ED171551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Error Analysis in High School Mathematics. Conceived as Information-Processing Pathology.
Davis, Robert B.
This paper, presented at the 1979 meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), investigates student errors in high school mathematics. A conceptual framework of hypothetical information-handling processes such as procedures, frames, retrieval from memory, visually-moderated sequences (VMS sequences), the integrated sequence, and meta-language are suggested to interpret the observations of students learning arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus. Some of the errors discussed are: (1) random errors vs. regular errors; (2) VMS sequence errors; (3) frame errors; (4) language-related errors; (5) abstract verbal statements; (6) epistemological errors; and (7) the persistence of incorrect rules of procedures. (HM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); Contains occasional broken type