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Источники ошибок при выполнении «обыденных» математических заданий

Вопросы психологии. 2015. № 2. С. 21-31.

PISA results show that math problems with everyday context are typically difficult for Russian students. Are these difficulties caused either by exactly everyday context or by lack of some general problem solving skills required when solving unusual contextual problems? In a qualitative study we analyzed mistakes of  8-10-graders (n=60) and showed that a minor part of their mistakes was due to requirements to make math model that are specific requirements of contextual problems. Vast majority of mistakes was due to general problem skills such as visual representation skills, monitoring of solving process, validating of decision.