Accession Number:

ADA225552

Title:

The Mechanism of Restructuring in Geometry

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV PA LEARNING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Restructuring consists of a change in the representation of the current search state, a process which breaks an impasse during problem solving by opening up new search paths. A corpus of 52 think-aloud protocols from the domain of geometry was scanned for evidence of restructuring. The data suggest that restructuring is accomplished by re-parsing the geometric diagram. Keywords Searching, Geometry, Applied mechanics.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE