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ERIC Number: ED455801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effects of Collaborative Problem Solving on Individual Problem-Solving Ability.
Wu, Yann-Shya
The purpose of this paper is to investigate how collaborative problem solving affects individual mathematical problem-solving ability. Quantitative and qualitative evaluations were conducted, focusing on four students in the same fourth grade mathematics class in Taipei, Taiwan, as they participated in two steps of individual problem-solving activities and one step of collaborative problem-solving activity. The paper begins with a review of the applicable theoretical notions on problem solving, and on collaboration as it relates to problem solving. Next, it explains the experiment's method and procedures, and then goes on to analyze and discuss its results. Finally, it presents some conclusions, along with a brief discussion of the project's implications for further research. The results show no quantitative differences between collaborative and individual problem solving. However, some qualitative differences were evident. (Contains 21 references and 5 figures.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan