ERIC Number: ED215877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Problem Solving Styles Among Children Working in Small Groups on Mathematical Word Problems.
Gilbert, Kathleen; Leitz, Steven
This document focuses on four children in a small group, solving word problems aloud. Different aspects of how children in small groups approach problems were revealed; certain characteristics of their attempts to solve problems suggest a variety of questions for further research. These pupils were part of a project that involved six groups of students. The groups met once per week away from their regular classes. The pupils were instructed to take turns reading problems in each session and to write down the agreed solutions on a group answer sheet. The student discourse was recorded and coded. The discourse from the four children is presented as an initial step toward identifying what seem to be significant aspects of pupil communication, and the discussion is geared towards hypothesis-generating rather than theory-verifying. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Center for Educational Research at Stanford.
Identifiers: Heuristics; Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 18-23, 1982).