ERIC Number: ED308065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Microcomputer Referents in Elementary Mathematics: A Sample Approach.
Connell, Michael L.
The mathematical experiences of elementary students often focus on memorizing facts and rules as opposed to making sense of the subject and developing problem solving skills. Students spend large amounts of time processing, memorizing and sorting collections of data which are tasks well performed by computer technology. To correct this situation, this paper describes an instructional model for problem solving. The learner proceeds through four problem types (manipulations, sketches, mental pictures, and abstractions) using the phases memory/recall, instructor-posed problem, and self-posed problem for each problem type. A sample application is given showing computer-assisted instruction. Included are 42 references. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Association for Computers in Education (San Francisco, CA, March 1989).