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Author:Siegler, Jenkins; Math Forum
Description: In this 1989 article, "Strategy Discovery and Strategy Generalization," Robert S. Siegler and Eric Jenkins of Carnegie-Mellon University discuss how children acquire and apply strategies, looking closely at a small group of students over a long period of time. Strategies differ from algorithms in that they are generated by the student and are a nonobligatory, goal-directed procedure. Anything that does not accomplish a goal or accomplishes an unintended goal is not a strategy. A geometry.pre-college newsgroup discussion.

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Languages: English
Resource Types: Discussion Archives, Articles
Math Ed Topics: Psychological Research

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