ERIC Number: ED489638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Routines in Non-Routine Problem Solving Processes
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
Nonroutine problem-solving, too, involves elements of routine. Often, elementary routines such as solving for a variable are not carried out without error. In this paper, we use new findings from neuroscientific research to explain why even excellent students make mistakes in elementary routines. [For complete proceedings, see ED489597.]
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Error Patterns, Neuropsychology, Brain, Cognitive Processes, Attention
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site: http://igpme.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.