Problem solving

Strategy adoption depends on characteristics of the instruction, learner, and strategy

We examined whether strategy adoption depends on the confluence of many factors, including the context in which a target strategy is introduced, characteristics of the learner, and characteristics of the strategy itself.

Understanding strategy change: Contextual, individual, and metacognitive factors

A selective review of research on three classes of factors that may influence processes of strategy change in mathematical problem solving: contextual factors, individual factors, and metacognitive factors.

How do people evaluate problem-solving strategies? Efficiency and intuitiveness matter

We find that individuals evaluate strategies mainly on two dimensions: Intuitiveness and Efficiency.