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ERIC Number: ED568946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2501-1111
Fourth Graders and Non-Routine Problems: Are Strategies Decisive for Success?
Yazgan, Yeliz
Online Submission, European Journal of Education Studies v2 n4 p100-120 2016
This study aims to determine the explanatory and discriminative powers of non-routine problem solving strategies used by fourth graders. Six problems were asked to 240 pupils. After scoring answers between 0 and 10, bottom and top segments of 27% were determined based on total scores. Lastly, all scripts of students in these segments were re-scored with regard to strategy use. Multiple regression and discriminant analysis were utilized to evaluate data. Results showed that strategies explain 84% of the problem solving success, and their importance order is as follows: look for a pattern, work backward, make a systematic list, make a drawing, guess and check and simplify the problem. Strategies which play a significant role in distinguishing students are look for a pattern, make a systematic list, work backward, simplify the problem, make a drawing, respectively. Further researches using more problems, and examining students of different grades are suggested. An example of a problem-solving test is appended.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey