ERIC Number: EJ571181
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Adding Apples and Oranges: Alignment of Semantic and Formal Knowledge.
Bassok, Miriam; Chase, Valerie M.; Martin, Shirley A.
Cognitive Psychology, v35 n2 p99-134 Mar 1998
Three studies involving 198 undergraduates asked to construct mathematics word problems show that inferred semantic relations between objects help people decide when and how to apply their abstract formal knowledge of mathematics. The same mechanism that mediates analogical reasoning leads to interpretive content effects in reasoning about word problems. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Preparation of the report supported in part by a grant from the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Portions of the research presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (35th, Los Angeles, CA, November 1995).