Thinking and Problem Solving

Thinking and Problem Solving

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Presents major concepts, methods, and research findings in the area of the psychology of thinking during the past seventy-five years to reveal current knowledge about human thinkingFor example, Box 3-6 gave an example of a method used by Dienes to make the quadratic formula concrete. The supposed advantage of concretizing a difficult abstract problem is that it enables the problem solver to represent it in familiar ... Brownell and Moser (1949) investigated the effects of making arithmetic problems aquot;meaningfulaquot; to third-grade children. ... 10). aquot;Drill is recommended when ideas and processes already understood are to be practiced to increase proficiencyaquot; (p. 19).

Title:Thinking and Problem Solving
Author:Richard E. Mayer
Publisher:Scott Foresman - 1977-01-01


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