ERIC Number: ED201528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Information Processing Capabilities Used by Kindergarten Children When Solving Simple Arithmetic Story Problems.
Lindvall, C. M.; Tamburino, Joseph L.
An information-processing task analysis of what kindergarten children might do if they are successful in representing and solving certain types of simple arithmetic story problems served to identify five key components. Data obtained from the interview testing of 66 kindergarten children served to suggest a major difference between successful and partially successful students in the knowledge or understanding that they employ. Successful students understand a set-joining or subset-removal operation both: (1) as a procedure to be carried out; and (2) as establishing specific relationships among the quantities involved while partially successful students have only the first type of understanding. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Identifiers: Heuristics; Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).