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ERIC Number: ED500939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
Testing a Comprehensive Model for Measuring Problem Solving and Problem Posing Skills of Primary Pupils
Charalambous, Charalambos; Kyriakides, Leonidas; Philippou, George
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v2 p205-212
The study reported in this paper is an attempt to develop a comprehensive model of measuring problem solving and posing (PSP) skills based on Marshall's schema theory (ST). A battery of tests on PSP skills was administered to 5th and 6th grade Cypriot students (n=2519). The Rasch model was used and a scale was created for the battery of tests and analyzed for reliability, fit to the model, meaning and validity. The analysis revealed that the battery of tests has satisfactory psychometric properties. The identified scale verifies previous findings suggesting that a number of variables are interwoven in the problem solving process. Yet, problem representation possesses a critical role in the process. The scale also suggests that achievement in posing problems is affected by the type of given information. The findings are discussed with reference to intended uses of teaching mathematics and suggestions for further research are drawn. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500859.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus