Volume 4, Issue 3 (Autumn 2002)                   Advances in Cognitive Sciences 2002, 4(3): 42-49 | Back to browse issues page

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The aim of this study was comparing students' metacognitive knowledge and mathematical problem solving with regard to their performance achievement and gender. Mathematical problem solving in this study was mathematical non routine problem solving. Non-routine problem is a problem that given information isnt enough for its solving. Solving these kind of problems need higher cognitive activities. The sample contained 119 subject (60 boys and 59 girls) in second grade middle school in Shiraz. Data came from a metacognitive knowledge test, and a mathematical problem solving test. Data analysis showed that there wasn't significance diffrence between girls and boys in metacognitive knowledge and mathematical problem solving. But there was significant diffrence between performance achievement of low achieving and high achieving groups of students.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2002/05/4 | Accepted: 2002/07/23 | Published: 2002/09/23

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