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Davis, Gary Ernest – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 1989
Describes the method of having children observe videotapes of other children's mathematics activities to gain insights into the observing children's thought processes and the observed children's activities. Discusses the applications of this method as a research tool and as a probe for classroom teachers in evaluating students. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Watson, Jane; Mulligan, Joanne – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 1990
A mapping procedure based on the SOLO Taxonomy developmental model was used to classify the problem-solving strategies of students (n=34) in grades K-2. Only one multiplication problem was used to isolate three components of the problem-solving procedure. (MDH)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style
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Taylor, Lyn – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 1992
Discusses the development of a mathematics attitude model guided by the analysis of mathematical life-history interviews, Vygotsky's developmental theories, and research on attitudes toward mathematics. Explores implications for curriculum planning and development. (Contains 36 references.) (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education