Title: Strategy switch cost in mathematical thinking: Empirical evidence for its existence and importance
Authors: Schillemans, Viki ×
Luwel, Koen
Onghena, Patrick
Verschaffel, Lieven #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Cyprus Mathematical Society
Series Title: Mediterranean Journal for Research in Mathematics Education vol:10 issue:1-2 pages:1-22
Abstract: The present paper reviews the research that has recently been carried out with respect to the strategy switch cost phenomenon in young adults. The majority of these findings has been observed in the context of a numerosity judgment task. In a first part, an overview of the available evidence concerning the occurrence of a strategy switch cost is provided, whereas in a second part the findings regarding the impact of this switch cost on individuals\rq strategy selection process are discussed. In a third part, we draw a number of general conclusions and propose a number of mechanisms that could account for each of the two aspects of the strategy switch cost phenomenon. We end with a number of recommendations for further research.
ISSN: 1450-1104
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Methodology of Educational Sciences
Education and Training
Instructional Psychology and Technology
Research Centre for Educational Research & Development, Campus Brussels (-)
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
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