ERIC Number: ED168834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematical Problem Solving Project Technical Report I: Documents Related to a Problem-Solving Model. Part B: Mathematical Problem Solving in the Elementary School - Some Educational and Psychological Considerations. Final Report.
Lester, Frank K., Jr.
The philosophy and activities of the Mathematical Problem Solving Project (MPSP) are described. The main focus is on the research and development efforts, especially the attempt to develop a conceptual framework for problem solving through the creation of an appropriate model. An extensive discussion of models of problem solving is included. Four main topics are discussed: (1) critical issues and questions related to mathematical problem solving; (2) nature of MPSP; (3) thrust of the work of MPSP; and (4) plan for future research. An article by this author on a similar topic appeared in the November 1977 issue of "Arithmetic Teacher." (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Mathematics Education Development Center.