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ERIC Number: ED191685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 72
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Analyzing Problem Solving Processes Involved With Problems from Incidence Geometry--An Exploratory Study.
Zimmermann, Bernd
A three-dimensional classification system of mathematical problems is given. A background philosophy is constructed through an analysis of different approaches to problem-solving research, leading to the statement of 5 theses and the objectives for the study. An exploratory study of mathematical problem-solving processes is conducted within this framework. "Think aloud" sessions of students were videotaped while solving problems from incidence geometry. A category system is developed to form data from these observations. Correlation-methods and sequence-analysis techniques are used to analyze the data. Hypotheses are generated concerning systematic behavior (strategies), problem-solving success, modes of representation, mistakes and problem-solving types. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ministry of Science and Research, Northrine-Westphalia (West Germany).
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Copenhagen (Denmark).
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: This is an abstract of the author's doctoral thesis from the University of Paderborn. Contains occasional marginal legibility.