ERIC Number: ED234998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Problem Solving and Comprehension. Third Edition.
Whimbey, Arthur; Lochhead, Jack
This book is directed toward increasing students' ability to analyze problems and comprehend what they read and hear. It outlines and illustrates the methods that good problem solvers use in attacking complex ideas, and provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of questions involving comprehension and reasoning. Chapter I includes a test of analytical skills, and chapter II presents a posttest. Intervening chapters consider errors in reasoning, problem-solving methods, verbal reasoning problems, six myths about reading, analogies, writing relationship sentences, how to form analogies, analysis of trends and patterns, solving mathematical word problems, and a post test. Appendices present problems, solutions, and an answer key. (MNS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Language Skills, Logic, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbooks
Franklin Institute Press, 20th & Race Sts., Box 2266, Philadelphia, PA ($10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Franklin Inst., Philadelphia, PA.