ERIC Number: EJ625756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Are Students Overly Confident in Their Mathematical Errors?
Research in the Schools, v3 n2 p1-8 Fall 1996
Eighty college students taught to perform in NewAbacus, a new number system, were asked to rate the degree to which they believed their problem solutions were accurate. Results indicate that students believed in their errors more than was realistically warranted. The question of student overconfidence is explored. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Problem Solving, Self Esteem
Mid-South Educational Research Association and the University of Alabama, Office of Research and Service, P.O. Box 870231, Tuscaloosa, AL 35478-0231 (individual subscription, $25 a year; institutional subscription, $30; foreign surcharge, $24 a year). Research supported by a Graduate Fellowship from Yale University.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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