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An Analysis on the Mathematical Problem Solving via Intuitive Thinking of the Korean and American 6th Grade Students
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  • Journal title : The Mathematical Education
  • Volume 55, Issue 1,  2016, pp.21-39
  • Publisher : Korea Society of Mathematical Education
  • DOI : 10.7468/mathedu.2016.55.1.21
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An Analysis on the Mathematical Problem Solving via Intuitive Thinking of the Korean and American 6th Grade Students
Lee, Dae Hyun;
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This research examined the Korean and American grade students` mathematical problem solving ability and methods via an intuitive thinking. For this, the survey research was used. The researcher developed the questionnaire which consists of problems with intuitive and algorithmic problem solving in number and operation, figure and measurement areas. 57 Korean grade students and 60 American grade students participated. The result of the analysis showed that Korean students revealed a higher percentage than American students in correct answers. But it was higher in the rate of Korean students attempted to use the algorithm. Two countries` students revealed higher rates in that they tried to solve the problems using intuitive thinking in geometry and measurement areas. Students in both countries showed the lower percentages of correct answer in problem solving to identify the impact of counterintuitive thinking. They were affected by potential infinity concept and the character of intuition in the problem solving process regardless of the educational environments and cultures.
Problem solving;Intuition;Intuitive Thinking;Logical Thinking;Algorithm;Counter-intuitive solving;Pre-intuitive solving;Intuitive solving;
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