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ERIC Number: ED263194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-8
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Programming and Problem Solving.
Elias, Barbara P.
A study was conducted to examine computer programming as a problem solving activity. Thirteen fifth grade children were selected by their teacher from an above average class to use Apple IIe microcomputers. The investigator conducted sessions of 40-50 minutes with the children in groups of two or three. Four problems, incorporating the programming content from the Logo unit as well as an element of incompleteness, were typed on individual index cards and explained to the children. As the children solved the problems, they wrote down each command used. A tape-recorded interview with each child followed the problem session. Most strategies followed a trial and error pattern. All children solved the first two problems, ten solved three, and one solved all four. Results indicate that Logo learning, at the introductory level, has the potential for use in problem solving tasks. (Author/LMO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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