ERIC Number: ED389571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
The Development of Problem-Solving Processes in a Heterogeneous Eighth Grade Algebra Class.
Rachlin, Sidney L.
The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the application of a process approach for the teaching of algebra with a heterogeneous class of eighth-grade students. The assessment was conducted by identifying the processes used by above-average, average, and below-average algebra students in solving standard and nonstandard problems ranging across a content X process X form matrix-(integers, fractions, polynomials) X (generalization, reversibility, flexibility) X (expression, equation). Transcripts of the experimental data were coded and contrasted with normed data from earlier studies involving more homogeneous groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (17th, Columbus, OH, October 21-24, 1995). For entire conference proceedings, see SE 057 177.