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Adding Apples and Oranges: Alignment of Semantic and Formal Knowledge. (English)
Cogn. Psychol. 35, No. 2, 99-134 (1998).
Three studies involving 198 undergraduates asked to construct mathematics word problems show that inferred semantic relations between objects help people decide when and how to apply their abstract formal knowledge of mathematics. The same mechanism that mediates analogical reasoning leads to interpretive content effects in reasoning about word problems. (ERIC)
Classification: F95
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