ERIC Number: ED201524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Problem-Solving Capabilities in Kindergarten and First-Grade Children.
Lindvall, C. Mauritz; Ibarra, Cheryl Gibbons
This study investigated a theoretical structure which attempts to explain the problem-solving strategies used by first-grade students who are successful in solving simple arithmetic story problems. The structure used describes the problem-solving procedure as consisting of a three-stage model building process: (1) comprehending the story, (2) building a general conceptual model, and (3) generating a mathematical model. Results, based on a study of the performance of 81 students, appear to support the proposed theoretical structure in that essentially all students who can give the correct answer to a problem are able to develop a general model of the problem. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Identifiers: Heuristics; Mathematics Education Research
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