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ERIC Number: ED215876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Small Group Protocols in Analysis of Children's Arithmetical Problem Solving.
Noddings, Nel
Strength of four-person protocols as contrasted with the clinical interview and two-person protocols are described in the following areas: identification of odd and idiosyncratic heuristics revealed through reflexive talk; generalizable results that emerge from prolonged discussion; and opportunities to study learning in small groups. The study describes discourse of fifth and sixth grade children solving arithmetical word problems in small groups without teacher intervention. It is noted that the small group working without teacher intervention seems to be a powerful learning tool. Future research will be aimed toward seeing whether small-group methods result in substantial improvement in individual problem-solving achievement. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Heuristics; Mathematics Education Research