ERIC Number: ED335222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Problem Solving in Physics and Mathematics--What Do They Have in Common? (Creating a Base for Research and Teaching).
Considering the requisite skills and comparing commonalities in historical development, the disciplines of physics and mathematics can be viewed as related to and supportive of each other, yet it remains a curiosity that few, if any, cross-connections exist between school physics and school mathematics in the area of research on problem solving. This study synthesizes the up-to-date information available from research reports, books, and monographs with the intent of providing a base for interdisciplinary research on the comparison of problem solving in school physics and mathematics and for the promulgation of informed pedagogical considerations concerning the teaching of problem solving within these related fields at the middle school and high school levels. The studies reported here are organized into three groups as they relate to problem solving as both a general and specific activity, to the learner and his/her association with problem solving, and to the teaching of problem solving. A list of 66 references is included. (JJK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Lake Geneva, WI, April 7-10, 1991).