Title: Beginning first graders' initial representation of arithmetic word problems
Authors: De Corte, Erik ×
Verschaffel, Lieven #
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: Study Group for Mathematical Behavior
Series Title: The Journal of Mathematical Behavior vol:4 pages:3-21
Abstract: Presents a model of the optimal problem-solving process with respect to simple addition and subtraction word problems, focusing on the construction of the initial mental representation of the work problem. The competent problem-solving model is reviewed, and its design and techniques are described. Errors due to word problem schema deficiencies and faulty semantic representation, including errors on compare, cause/change, and combine problems, are discussed. It is concluded that findings support the importance of semantic processing in word problem solving, as maintained by J. G. Greeno (1982). (21 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
ISSN: 0732-3123
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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