ERIC Number: ED351273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Increasing Critical Thinking Skills of the Fourth Grade Student through Problem Solving Activities.
This practicum was designed to incorporate critical thinking skills instruction and practice into a fourth-grade curriculum to increase fourth-grade students' ability to recognize and apply critical thinking strategies to appropriate situations. This program concentrated on the increasing of six critical thinking skills: classification, sequence identification, inference, analogies, deductive reasoning, and math problem solving. A series of multi-objective worksheets were developed to provide practice in each skill on a daily basis. The problem solving workbook, a supplement to the basal mathematics text, provided daily problem solving activities. Pre- and post-tests for both critical thinking skills and mathematics problem solving and pre- and post-checklists were administered. Analysis of the data revealed that the students improved in both critical thinking skills and mathematics problem solving. The students achieved the objective for critical thinking skills, but did not achieve the mathematics problem solving skill. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.