Arithmetic ability is a fundamental skill within our society. In the current research proposal I address the phenomenon of the solution of basic arithmetic problems in adults. First, I review current models of arithmetic problem solution and critically evaluate them based on empirical research. Then, I introduce a new model – the Hybrid model of arithmetic problem solution. Finally, I outline the first step and future directions of a research plan designed to evaluate the Hybrid model. Implications of this research to the area of arithmetic cognition, and to cognitive science, are discussed.

arithmetic, cognitive science, Hybrid model of arithmetic problem solution
Department of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Science Technical Report Series
Department of Cognitive Science

Penner-Wilger, Marcie. (2004). The Hybrid Model of Arithmetic Problem Solution: the Whole is More than the Sum of its Parts. Technical Report 2004-06. Cognitive Science Technical Report Series. Department of Cognitive Science.