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ERIC Number: ED072937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 232
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An Experimental Study of Relationships Between Mastery of a Superordinate Mathematical Task and Prior Experience with a Special Case.
Buchanan, Aaron Dean
The purpose of the study was to examine instructional sequences to determine how prior experience with subordinate tasks affected mastery of a superordinate task and to determine the overall efficiency of performance within a sequence. In Experiment I, 72 fifth graders were presented tasks in addition problems from a modulo-twelve system; in Experiment II, 120 sixth graders were to determine the number of elements in the union of two sets. Results showed that the amount of prior experiences with a special case was detrimental to the mastery of the superordinate task. (Author/DT)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Washington