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ERIC Number: ED077755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 217
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Development and Implementation of the Poincare-Hadamard Conception of Mathematical Problem Solving.
Logothetti, David Eugene
The purpose of the study was to present a precise interpretation of the Poincare-Hadamard conception of mathematical problem solving, to provide a transition from theory into practice by making tactical suggestions on how to generate productive problem-solving thought, and to translate these specific suggestions into tentative objectives and teaching guidelines for undergraduate college mathematics courses. Recommendations for improvement of problem-solving ability made by authorities in research mathematics, mathematics education, psychology of problem solving, gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, and information processing were collected and organized according to the five stages of Poincare and Hadamard. The recommendations were rephrased into 31 guidelines for teaching, 6 guidelines for grading, 71 student objectives concerning problem solving techniques, and 15 student objectives concerning retrospective autoanalysis of thought patterns. (Author/DT)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles