ERIC Number: ED210841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Story Problem Solving: Implications of Research for Teaching Children with Learning Disabilities. Technical Report # 12.
O'Loughlin, Michael; Fleischner, Jeannette E.
The authors draw upon both Soviet and American literature to present an overview of the components of story problem solving as it relates to remedial instruction for learning disabled students. Factors within the individual problem solver are explored, and strategies children use in solving problems are examined. Particular attention is paid to analytic and intuitive strategies, and to how the child attempts to make the transition from concrete to symbolic problems. The most widely supported instructional principles are reviewed. The phenomenon that children who present oral solutions frequently err when writing the answers is explained. The paper concludes with a review of how studies cited may contribute to an improved methodology for researching story problem solving. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Research Inst. for the Study of Learning Disabilities.