Visual and Nonvisual Processes in Grade 6 Students' Mathematical Problem Solving

Thomas Lowrie, Ken Clements

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    Abstract

    This paper reports an investigation into the problem-solving methods employed by three Grade 6 students who, over the course of a school year, worked on a variety of mathematics problems. One of the students tended to solve problems in a visual manner; the second preferred a more verbal/nonvisual approach; and the third tended to use both visual and nonvisual strategies. Over the school year, the three students moved toward more nonvisual, verbal/analytic forms of reasoning as task familiarity increased.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77-93
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Research in Childhood Education
    Volume16
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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