**ERIC Number:**ED250209

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1983

**Pages:**263

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**0

**ISBN:**ISBN-0-86651-182-2

**ISSN:**N/A

Problem Solving in Mathematics, Grade 5. Lane County Mathematics Project. With Teacher's Commentary and Answers.

Brannan, Richard; And Others

Problem Solving in Mathematics (PSM), a program of problem-solving lessons for grades 4-9, is designed to be integrated into the regular mathematics program. Although the content objectives of the lessons are similar to those of most textbooks, PSM emphasizes problem-solving skills and a variety of instructional strategies which foster the development of such skills. These strategies include direct instruction, guided discovery, laboratory work, small-group discussions, nondirective instruction, and individual work. This PSM book for grade 5 has nine parts. The first part consists of activities which focus on five problem-solving skills. The next seven parts provide activities on: whole number drill and practice; story problems; fractions; geometry; decimals; probability; and estimation, using calculators). The final part presents 16 challenge problems in which students select the problem-solving method to use. Each of these parts has an overview teacher commentary, which includes information on PSM philosophy and suggestions as to how the activities within the section should be used. In addition, each activity includes mathematics teaching objectives, problem-solving skills students might use, materials needed, comments and suggestions, and answers. Information on PSM philosophy and strategies is provided in an introduction. (JN)

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Fractions, Geometry, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Probability, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Whole Numbers

Dale Seymour Publications, P.O. Box 10888, Palo Alto, CA 94303 ($18.95, $120.00 for entire set; audio-cassette tapes no charge, on 2-week loan).

**Publication Type:**Guides - Classroom - Teacher

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Teachers; Practitioners

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Office of Policy and Program Development.

**Authoring Institution:**Lane County Education Service District, Eygene, OR.

**Identifiers:**Problem Solving in Mathematics Project; Word Problems (Mathematics)

**Note:**For related documents, see SE 045 241-248. In-service audio cassette tapes, which provide indepth guidance on using the PSM grade-level books, are available for loan upon request.