ERIC Number: ED045374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Processes of Mathematics: A Definitional Development and an Experimental Investigation of Their Relationship to Mathematical Problem Solving Behavior.
Brian, Richard Boring
Studied were the effects of a knowledge of the behaviors associated with mathematical processes on problem-solving ability. Processes defined for the study were those involving: (1) construction of mathematical models, (2) conjecturing, (3) settling conjectures as being true or false, and (4) application of given axioms and theorems to problems. A standard measure of spatial relations ability was chosen as the criterion instrument for an experiment with 17 college students. No significant relationship was found between spatial relations ability and problem-solving behavior. The only significant change occurred in settling conjectures. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.