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SCADSp generates the same ﬁve patterns of behavior as the children in Siegler and Stern (1998), but at the level of mechanisms, there are only two distinct strategies: computation and shortcut. Within SCADSp, the negation and computation/shortcut approaches, though behaviorally distinct from each other and from the other strategies, reﬂect interruptions of the computation strategy by the shortcut at different points in the computation process, rather than constituting pre-assembled strategies that could be chosen as a whole at the outset of a problem.
Attentional shifts are modeled within SCADSp as requiring considerably less time than arithmetic operations. This feature of the model is based on empirical ﬁndings that second graders’ counting to solve arithmetic problems takes roughly 1 sec/count (Siegler, 1987), whereas shifts of attention occur far more quickly A Computational Model of Conscious and Unconscious Strategy Discovery 23 (Palmer, 1999). b. b. Interruption of Procedures. Siegler and Stern (1998) concluded that children used ﬁve strategies to solve inversion problems: computation, negation, computation/shortcut, unconscious shortcut, and shortcut.
Ability to verbally describe a strategy, like all aspects of SCADSp, depends on the relevant activation. The verbalization activation for any given strategy is the product of the maximum time to execute operations within a strategy and the number of times the strategy has been executed. If this product exceeds a threshold that varies randomly from trial-to-trial, the strategy can be verbalized; otherwise, it cannot. The logic underlying this formula is that operations that take longer to execute are easier to describe verbally, and that repeatedly executing a procedure also increases ease of verbalization.