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McIntosh, Alistair; And Others – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1992
Proposes a framework that identifies the components of number sense and the attributes of students who possess it. Discusses various aspects of three areas where number sense plays a key role: number concepts, operations with numbers, and applications of number and operation. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Gladwin, Hugh – Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 1985
Presents concluding remarks to a symposium, "The Social Organization of Knowledge and Practice." Focuses on high aptitude of persons in everyday situations to solve problems and make decisions. Addresses three questions: (1) What happens when a problem-solver reaches a situation involving calculation? (2) How does learning transfer take place? and…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Daily Living Skills
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Lave, Jean – Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 1985
Introduces a collection of papers presented at a symposium on the situationally-specific character of problem-solving practices. Reports that findings provoke speculation about relations among social contexts, knowledge and activity, and relations between school-learned problem-solving techniques and those used in other settings. (KH)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Cognitive Style, Computation, Context Effect