ERIC Number: ED182175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
A Review of Research on Solving Routine Problems in Pre-College Mathematics.
Sowder, Larry; And Others
Research on routine problem solving (e.g. the typical "story" problem) was reviewed to facilitate the identification and dissemination of promising practices for teaching routine problem solving, and to provide suggestions and directions for further research in the area. Promising teaching practices which were identified included giving attention to processes involved in solving routine problems (e.g., write an equation, make a chart) and devoting time to developing the meanings of mathematical vocabulary and symbols. Areas identified as warranting further research included studies that examine the role of language variables (both syntactic and semantic) in the "decoding" phase of solving a routine problem. Appendix C contains a coded bibliography which may be of great value to researchers in problem solving. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.
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