ERIC Number: ED474730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Mathematical Problem Solving.
Mayer, Richard E.
This chapter examines research on the cognitive processes involved in mathematical problem solving. The introduction includes definitions of key terms and a summary of four cognitive processes used in mathematical problem solving: (1) translating; (2) integrating; (3) planning; and (4) executing. Examples are then provided and exemplary research is explored for each cognitive process. Finally, the chapter ends with a conclusion in which some future directions for research on the cognitive psychology of mathematical problem solving are presented. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills
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Note: In: Mathematical Cognition: A Volume in Current Perspectives on Cognition, Learning, and Instruction. Mass., Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2003. p69-92. For full document, see SE 067 592.