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ERIC Number: ED452204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Defining Constructivism: Its Influence on the Problem Solving Skills of Students.
Capraro, Mary Margaret
The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of teacher beliefs measured by the Mathematics Beliefs Scales (E. Fennema, T. Carpenter, and M. Loef, 1990) on the problem-solving skills of their fourth and fifth grade students as measured in five areas of mathematics on the Junior Version of the Collis Romberg Mathematical Problem Solving Profiles (K. Collis and T. Romberg, 1992). Participants were 123 teachers from 18 public schools. Student participants were 76 students from classrooms of some of these teachers. The five areas included algebra, chance and data, measurement, number, and space. It was determined that when students were in classrooms of teachers who had constructivist beliefs their achievement in problem solving was higher than that of students of teachers with low constructivist beliefs. (Contains 3 tables and 36 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A