The Impact of Errors on Problem Solving Ability in Mathematics
Author: Mrs. Dnyaneshwari S. Deshmukh & Dr. Ramchandra D. Belekar
Obstacle of common errors in solving mathematical problems is severe. In this paper the errors are analyzed and effective remedy is given so that maths teacher can make use of it. As mathematics is cumulative in nature, it is important to identify errors (breakdowns) as early as possible before children lose their confidence or develop a fear of mathematics. The common errors that students commit are categorized as careless errors, conceptual errors and procedural errors. The maths teacher can do dominant role in removing common errors as well as fear of mathematics of the students.