ERIC Number: ED069496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Some Computational Strategies of Seventh Grade Pupils. Final Report.
Lankford, Francis G., Jr.
One hundred seventy-six seventh grade students underwent a recorded interview where each was given a set of computational exercises and asked to say aloud his thinking as he worked them. The most frequently used strategies in computations with whole numbers and fractions are described in detail, an analysis of the nature of wrong answers is included, and characteristics of good and poor computers are listed and discussed. Thirteen conclusions are given, covering computational strategies, vertical vs. horizontal problem arrangement, mathematical vocabulary of students, estimating answers, and the technique of using recorded interviews in research. The computation problems given to the students are included in the report, and the appendices list all the wrong answers given with the accompanying verbal description by the student. (DT)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. School of Education.