TY - BOOK

T1 - How students (mis-) understand science and mathematics

T2 - intuitive rules

AU - Stavy, Ruth

AU - Tirosh, Dina

PY - 2000

Y1 - 2000

N2 - In this facinating volume, Ruth Satvy and Dina Tirosh argue that existing models of cognition are not reach enough to explain how students conceive and misconceive scientific and mathematical content. The authors propose a new theory of "intuitive rules" and demonstrate how these rules can be used to interpret the important misconceptions many students have about science and math. By showing how learners react in similar ways to scientifically unrelated situations, the authors make a strong case for a theoretical framework that explains these inconsistencies and predicts students responses to scientific and mathematical problem-solving tasks. Provided are useful teaching strategies, grounded in the framework, that should be used to strengthen students' abilities to understand and apply scientific and mathematics principles. - Back cover.

AB - In this facinating volume, Ruth Satvy and Dina Tirosh argue that existing models of cognition are not reach enough to explain how students conceive and misconceive scientific and mathematical content. The authors propose a new theory of "intuitive rules" and demonstrate how these rules can be used to interpret the important misconceptions many students have about science and math. By showing how learners react in similar ways to scientifically unrelated situations, the authors make a strong case for a theoretical framework that explains these inconsistencies and predicts students responses to scientific and mathematical problem-solving tasks. Provided are useful teaching strategies, grounded in the framework, that should be used to strengthen students' abilities to understand and apply scientific and mathematics principles. - Back cover.

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SN - 0585378339

SN - 0807739588

SN - 0807739596

SN - 9780585378336

SN - 9780807739587

T3 - Ways of knowing in science series

BT - How students (mis-) understand science and mathematics

PB - Teachers College Press

CY - New York

ER -