Title: Childrens solution processes in elementary arithmetic problems - analysis and improvement
Authors: De Corte, Erik ×
Verschaffel, Lieven #
Issue Date: 1981
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Series Title: Journal of Educational Psychology vol:73 issue:6 pages:765-779
Abstract: Using error analysis and individual interviews, the problem-solving actions of 176 1st and 2nd graders were analyzed in Exp I. Shortcomings of Ss' knowledge and solution strategies were discovered. It seemed that these shortcomings could be overcome by instruction; therefore, a teaching experiment (Exp II; 52 2nd graders) was undertaken wherein instruction was given for 2 wks to an experimental class, while in a control group, the usual arithmetic program was taught. Experimental instruction related mainly to 3 topics: the equality sign, the part–whole relation, and verification of the outcome of an arithmetic operation. Results show that the experimental teaching program led to a decrease in Ss' thinking errors on elementary addition and subtraction problems. (35 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
ISSN: 0022-0663
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Education and Training
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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