ERIC Number: ED332862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement Effects of Individual, Small Group, and Cooperative Learning Strategies on Math Problem-Solving. Report No. 40.
Leighton, Mary S.; And Others
This study examined the use of heuristic problem-solving strategies in math by seventh-graders under three different conditions: working individually; working in groups; and working as cooperative teams. No significant differences were found for the three conditions over a 5-week experimental period on a problem solving post-text (the Maryland Functional Math Test), but students in all three conditions did significantly outperform a control group which did not receive instruction in using heuristic practices and which did not concentrate as much on problem-solving. Thus the study implies that student use of heuristic problem-solving strategies in itself may be effective in various instructional contexts. Twenty references are listed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Elementary and Middle Schools, Baltimore, MD.