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ERIC Number: ED165994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of the Interfering Effects of Some Deceptive Visual and Mathematical Clues Related to Area and Capacity and the Ability of Seventh and Eighth Grade Students to Use Analogy to Solve Capacity Problems.
Szetela, Walter
Eleven students out of 94 selected a hexagonal container as larger than a triangular container having the same surface area, although the capacity of the former was 50% greater than the latter. When presented with hexagons and triangles of the same perimeter but different areas, 40 students selected the hexagon as the larger area. When the hexagonal and triangular containers were reconsidered, 51 chose the hexagonal container, 45 of whom used analogy with the area problem. Similar results were obtained using another transfer problem. (MP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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