A micro-developmental approach to studying young children’s problem solving behavior in addition
Voutsina, Chronoula (2012) A micro-developmental approach to studying young children’s problem solving behavior in addition. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 31, (3), 366-381. (doi:10.1016/j.jmathb.2012.03.002 ).
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This paper presents a study that investigated the process of change in 5-6 year old children’s successful problem-solving approaches when tackling a multiple-step task in elementary arithmetic. Micro-developmental changes in children’s successful problem-solving behavior were analyzed using Karmiloff-Smith’s model of Representational Redescription (the RR model). Four case studies are selected for presentation in this paper to illustrate the qualitative changes that children introduced to their successful problem-solving approaches. These changes indicate children’s acquisition of increasing control over the procedural and conceptual knowledge that supports their strategies and, ultimately, their own learning. The research primarily supports the predictions of the RR model but also indicates points of diversion between the theory and the observations of children’s problem solving activity in addition.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Mathematics and Science Education
|Date Deposited:||14 Apr 2011 10:48|
|Last Modified:||04 May 2012 13:09|
|Contributors:||Voutsina, Chronoula (Author)
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