ERIC Number: ED171536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Presenting a Model of Mathematical Problem Solving.
Schoenfeld, Alan H.
Two questions are dealt with: (1) Can those strategies or behaviors which enable experts to solve problems well be characterized, and (2) Can students be trained to use such strategies? A problem-solving course for college students is described and the model on which the course is based is outlined in an attempt to answer these questions. The five-step model provides a guide to the problem-solving process. The stages are analysis, design, exploration, implementation, and verification. Pretest to posttest comparisons indicate that the students became more fluent at generating plausible approaches to problems. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)