ERIC Number: ED171553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Towards Eliminating "Black Boxes"; A New Look at Good vs. Poor Mathematics Students.
Davis, Robert B.; McKnight, Curtis C.
This study, based on the analysis of extensive interview data using concepts and models drawn from cognitive studies of human behavior and from artificial intelligence studies of computer information processing, highlights several information-processing differences between strong and weak students. Data were collected from 300 students in grades 3 through 10 (but mainly in grades 7, 8, and 9) and a small number of adult students in a local community college. The clinical interview technique was used, during which subjects attempted to solve problems in arithmetic, algebra and geometry. Extensive analysis of these observational data were used to identify patterns of information-processing acts providing useful explanations of the differences between good and poor mathematics students. (HM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)