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A diagrammatic representation for studying problem-solving behavior


Watson, JM, A diagrammatic representation for studying problem-solving behavior, Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 13, (3) pp. 305-332. ISSN 0732-3123 (1994) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1994 Published by Elsevier Inc.

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DOI: doi:10.1016/0732-3123(94)90012-4


This article will describe a mapping procedure which can be used to display visually the strategies used in solving problems. The procedure will be applied to solutions of a particular problem, The Three Hungry Men problem, which itself provides a rich source of solution strategies. In the context of current calls for more variety and sophistication in problem solving, it will be claimed that ikonic devices for studying problem solutions, such as the mapping procedure presented here, and problems, such as The Three Hungry Men, can make a positive contribution to the teaching, learning and assessing of problem solving.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:diagrammatic representation, studying problem solving behavior
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Learning sciences
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, JM (Professor Jane Watson)
ID Code:137687
Year Published:1994
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (AC9031914)
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Education
Deposited On:2020-02-27
Last Modified:2020-03-20

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