ERIC Number: EJ447739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Intuitively Misconceived Solutions to Problems.
Avital, Shmuel; Barbeau, Edward J.
For the Learning of Mathematics, v11 n3 p2-8 Nov 1991
Presents 13 examples in which the intuitive approach to solve the problem is often misleading. Presents analysis of these problems for five different sources of misleading intuitive generators: lack of analysis, unbalanced perception, improper analogy, improper generalization, and misuse of symmetry. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Generalization, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, High Schools, Intuition, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Misconceptions, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Transformations (Mathematics), Triangles (Geometry)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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