ERIC Number: ED162899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Mathematical Problem Spaces of the Mathematically Anxious and the Mathematically Comfortable. Paper Presented at a Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, April 1978.
Doyle, Mercedes; Graesser, Arthur, II
Verbal protocols were collected from math-anxious and math-comfortable college students while they solved algebra problems. These protocols were then examined for differences in problem-solving processes. Differences occurred in the use of two basic strategies: generating values and symbolic transformations. Math-anxious students generated more values; math-comfortable students made more symbolic transformations. The data suggest that for the math-anxious students the real problem is not numerical; rather, it is the inability to apply symbolic procedures. (MP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Univ., Fullerton.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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