**ERIC Number:**ED221347

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1976

**Pages:**62

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**0

**ISBN:**ISBN-0-201-14628-2

**ISSN:**N/A

Experiences in Problem Solving. Mathematics-Methods Program Unit.

Thompson, Maynard; And Others

This unit is 1 of 12 developed for the university classroom portion of the Mathematics-Methods Program (MMP), created by the Indiana University Mathematics Education Development Center (MEDC) as an innovative program for the mathematics training of prospective elementary school teachers (PSTs). Each unit is written in an activity format that involves the PST in doing mathematics with an eye toward application of that mathematics in the elementary school. This document is one of four units that are devoted to mathematical topics for the elementary teacher. In addition to an introduction to the unit and some perspectives on problem solving, the text has six activity sections titled: In Search of a Strategy; Looking for Another Strategy; To Find a Third Strategy; Now Try Your Hand; Reflection on Your Experiences; and Helping Children Solve Problems. (MP)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbooks, Undergraduate Study, Workbooks

**Publication Type:**Guides - Classroom - Learner

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**N/A

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

**Authoring Institution:**Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Mathematics Education Development Center.

**Identifiers:**Mathematics Methods Program

**Note:**For related documents, see SE 035 006-018.