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ERIC Number: EJ1118849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Creative and Algorithmic Mathematical Reasoning: Effects of Transfer-Appropriate Processing and Effortful Struggle
Jonsson, Bert; Kulaksiz, Yagmur C.; Lithner, Johan
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v47 n8 p1206-1225 2016
Two separate studies, Jonsson et al. ("J. Math Behav." 2014;36: 20-32) and Karlsson Wirebring et al. ("Trends Neurosci Educ." 2015;4(1-2):6-14), showed that learning mathematics using creative mathematical reasoning and constructing their own solution methods can be more efficient than if students use algorithmic reasoning and are given the solution procedures. It was argued that effortful struggle was the key that explained this difference. It was also argued that the results could not be explained by the effects of transfer-appropriate processing, although this was not empirically investigated. This study evaluated the hypotheses of transfer-appropriate processing and effortful struggle in relation to the specific characteristics associated with algorithmic reasoning task and creative mathematical reasoning task. In a between-subjects design, upper-secondary students were matched according to their working memory capacity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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