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ERIC Number: ED489718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Uncertainty during the Early Stages of Problem Solving
de Hoyos, Maria; Gray, Eddie; Simpson, Adrian
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
This paper discusses the role of uncertainty during the early stages of problem solving. It is argued that students start the problem solving activity with some degree of uncertainty that may vary from high to low. This degree of uncertainty may affect students' decisions at early stages of the problem solving process. It may be suggested that an awareness of the possible effects of uncertainty may better prepare students to approach problem solving and support them to start building their own problem solving strategies. [For complete proceedings, see ED489632.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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