Strategies for Finding Sums and Differences Tyrone, Scenetra, and Jason

  • Paul Cobb
  • Leslie P. Steffe
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Abstract

Observations of children using thinking strategies to find sums and differences are reported in the literature (Brownell, 1928, 1935; Brownell & Chazal, 1935; Carpenter, 1980; Carpenter & Moser, 1982; Ginsburg, 1977; Hiebert, 1982; Hiebert, Carpenter, & Moser, 1982; Ilg & Ames, 1951: Rathmell, 1978; Smith, 1921; Steffe, Hirstein, & Spikes, 1976; Steffe, von Glasersfeld, Richards, & Cobb, 1983; Steinberg, 1985; Steiner, 1980). These reports indicate that children do use thinking strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems in novel, creative ways. Instead of using a well-established method, they relate the problem to a known sum or difference.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

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  • Paul Cobb
  • Leslie P. Steffe

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