ERIC Number: ED084132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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NLSMA Reports, No. 31, Characteristics of Successful Insightful Problem Solvers.
Dodson, Joseph W.
This is one of a series of reports on the National Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Abilities (NLSMA). It is the report of a dissertation that sought to identify characteristics correlated with problem solving. The type of problem used was classified as "insightful," meaning nonroutine and challenging but not of a trick or puzzle type. A review of the literature indicated a number of variables, whose ability to discriminate among ability groups of problem solvers was then determined using analysis of variance and discriminate analysis. Data from the Z-Population (students in grades 10-12) were used. An interpretation of the results is given and areas for further research are suggested. For related documents, see ED 044 277 - ED 044 283, ED 044 310, ED 045 447, and SE 016 669 through SE 016 691. (LS)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Research, Secondary School Mathematics, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics
A. C. Vroman, Inc., 2085 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, California 91109 ($2.00)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Abilities?