ERIC Number: ED127138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Formal Operational Thought and Learning Strategies in Mathematical Structures.
Chrisman, Gerry L.; Wheatley, Grayson H.
Eighth-grade subjects, classified as formal or concrete operational, learned a mathematical group structure with either a pre-determined sequence of trials (Reception Mode) or a free choice of trials (Selection Mode). All subjects learned a similar group structure one week later in the Selection Mode. Formal subjects learned in fewer trials and used a more effective strategy on both tasks. Reception Mode subjects learned in fewer trials on Task 1. Reception training resulted in more efficient learning on the transfer task for concrete but not formal subjects. Subjects appeared to transfer rules but not imposed strategies. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to light and broken type throughout