ERIC Number: EJ440088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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An Analysis of Diverging Approaches to Simple Arithmetic: Preference and Its Consequences.
Gray, Edward M.
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v22 n6 p551-74 Dec 1991
Interviews with 72 mixed ability students, aged 7 to 12, about arithmetic problem-solving strategies, indicated that the preference between procedural and deductive strategies becomes a divergent reality across ability levels. Among the conclusions is that more able children tend to be doing a qualitatively different sort of mathematics than their less able counterparts. (16 references) (JJK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Coventry); United Kingdom (Great Britain)