ERIC Number: ED468199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
How Students (Mis-)Understand Science and Mathematics: Intuitive Rules. Ways of Knowing in Science Series.
Stavy, Ruth; Tirosh, Dina
This book reports on students' reactions to different situations in mathematics and science education. A theory is presented to explain and predict students' responses which is based on these observations. The identified rules of the theory of intuitive rules is explained. Chapters include: (1) "How Children and Adults Use the Intuitive Rule 'More A-More B'"; (2) "Learning about the Intuitive Rule 'Same A-Same B'"; (3) "The Nature of the Intuitive Rule 'Everything Can Be Divided'"; (4) "Toward a Theory of Intuitive Rules"; and (5) "Using Knowledge about Intuitive Rules: Educational Implications." (Contains 154 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Misconceptions, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Student Attitudes
Teachers College Press, P.O. Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-0020 (paper: ISBN-0-8077-3958-8, $21.95; cloth: ISBN-0-8077-3959-6, $44). Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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