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ERIC Number: EJ1045685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Bridging Intuitive and Analytical Thinking: Four Looks at the 2-Glass Puzzle
Ejersbo, Lisser Rye; Leron, Uri; Arcavi, Abraham
For the Learning of Mathematics, v34 n3 p2-7 2014
The observation that the human mind operates in two distinct thinking modes--intuitive and analytical- have occupied psychological and educational researchers for several decades now. Much of this research has focused on the explanatory power of intuitive thinking as source of errors and misconceptions, but in this article, in contrast, we view "intuition traps" as a powerful tool for new learning, and for working with students on bridging the gap between the two thinking modes. The bridging issues are presented via reflections on a virtual workshop (an abstracted version of several real ones), organized around the classical 2-glass puzzle.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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