ERIC Number: ED171541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Cognitive Method: A Strategy for Teaching Word Problems.
Detailed is a strategy for teaching the transformation of word problems into equations, equation systems, or inequalities. Classroom experiments using the method are described and are favorable. The underlying philosophy of the method is that the transformation will be accomplished by means of comprehension at first, but in the second stage the understood matter must be mechanized in order to free the student's thinking for more advanced problems. The primary feature of the method is requiring three readings of the word problem, two of which include a breakdown of the problem into clauses. (MP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Inequalities, Instruction, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($4.00 nonmembers, $3.20 members; Discounts on quantity orders)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.