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ERIC Number: ED175630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Problem-Solving Performance and Memory for Mathematical Problems: Solving Related Problems.
Silver, Edward A.
This study, presented at the 1979 meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco, examines the relationship between a student's mathematical problem-solving ability and the nature of the student's recall of information from previously-solved problems. Seventy-seven seventh-grade students completed tasks measuring their initial perceptions of problem relatedness, their ability to solve verbal problems, and their recall of information from previously-solved problems. Results suggested that good and poor problem solvers differed in the nature of their problem recall. Good problem solvers tended to recall information about a problem's structure, whereas poor problem solvers rarely did. Nevertheless, poor problem solvers were sometimes able to recall the details of a problem's statement better than were poor problem solvers. A significant transfer effect was found from the solution and discussion of one problem to the solution of a structurally related problem. (Author/HM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Educational Research Association
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); Contains occasional broken type