ERIC Number: ED476098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Can Poor Students Identify the Good Features of a Demonstrated Problem Solving Method and Use It To Solve a Generalization Problem?
Ishida, Junichi; Sanji, Ayumi
This study investigated the effect of presentation of a good solution method on poor students' solving generalization problems and the difference between good and poor students' evaluation of a good method. Subjects were fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. Three hints were presented: the suggestion of using a "solve a simpler problem" strategy, demonstrating how it is executed in solving a small term problem and the application of the strategy to the far generalization problem. The hint was effective for poor students of every grade. Good students evaluated more often the aspect of structure for a good method. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (26th, Norwich, England, July 21-26, 2002); see SE 067 806.