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ERIC Number: ED319610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 24
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An Examination of a Problem Solving Partnership from a Social Interaction Perspective.
Erle, Sharon B.
This paper examined a problem-solving partnership where both partners actively participated and where there were conflicting points of view. After several weeks of observation of an entire fifth grade class working in small groups, a dyad of two boys was selected for closer examination. Nonroutine mathematics problems were used as tasks. A videotape taken while they were working both cooperatively and individually was analyzed for interaction patterns, partnership roles, and problem solving strategies. Individual problem solving behaviors of the two boys were analyzed; one was identified as a risk taker and the other as a strategist. The interaction behaviors of the boys were discussed in terms of roles, competitive collaboration, and strategy change by partner. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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