ERIC Number: ED216904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
An Exploratory Investigation of the Effect of Teaching Primary Grade Children to Use Specific Problem Solving Strategies in Solving Simple Arithmetic Story Problems.
Lindvall, C. M.; And Others
This study involved the development and experimental tryout of 22 lessons designed to teach 23 primary grade children a set of specific procedures, focusing on the drawing of meaningful diagrams, for analyzing and solving arithmetic story problems. Major dependent variables studied were gain on (1) a 20-item test on stories of the eight types taught and (2) a transfer 20-item test. Gains on both variables were significant. Samples of student work from each class session provided the basis for a qualitative analysis of student progress. The study also investigated differences in pupil performance as these were related to differences in story type. (Author/MNS)
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: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 18-23, 1982).