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Research project: Children moving beyond initial success in problem solving - Dormant - Dormant

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October 2004 - September 2005

This project built on an earlier study, "The Role of Representation in Solving Addition Problems", which showed that children can move beyond success, and introduce qualitative changes and modifications to their successful successful problem-solving strategies. These changes indicate a movement from success-oriented behaviour to an organisation-oriented phase in problem solving during which children, as problem solvers, acquire better control and increasing conscious access to knowledge that they already have. The aim of this project was both to test the theoretical model and to refine an innovative methodology that is proving suitable for studying dynamic changes in young pupils' problem solving behaviour.

Funding body: ESRC.

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Mathematics and Science Education (MaSE) Research Centre


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