ERIC Number: EJ641741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Spurious Correlations in Mathematical Thinking.
Ben-Zeev, Talia; Star, Jon R.
Cognition and Instruction, v19 n3 p253-75 2001
This study investigated whether undergraduate students encode spurious correlations in memory and exhibit them during the learning process leading to ineffectual problem solving. Findings suggested that even experienced students relied on surface-structure feature-algorithm correlations for solving new problems. Findings pose implications for teaching. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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