ERIC Number: EJ270619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
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Different Problem-Solving Strategies for Algebra Word and Equation Problems.
Mayer, Richard E.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v8 n5 p448-62 Sep 1982
Equation problems elicited a strategy in which the subject attempted to isolate the X variables on one side of the equation, whereas word problems elicited a strategy in which the subject attempted to reduce the expression. These results suggest that problem format influences the type of strategy used to solve algebra problems. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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