ERIC Number: ED184839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Soviet Studies in the Psychology of Learning and Teaching Mathematics, Volume XI: Analysis and Synthesis as Problem-Solving Methods.
Kantowski, Mary Grace, Ed.; And Others
This is one of a series that is a collection of translations from the extensive Soviet literature of the past 25 years on research in the psychology of mathematics instruction. It also includes works on methods of teaching mathematics directly influenced by the psychological research. Selected papers and books considered to be of value to the American mathematics educator have been translated from the Russian and appear in this series for the first time in English. The aim of this series is to acquaint mathematics educators and teachers with directions, ideas, and accomplishments in the psychology of mathematical instruction in the Soviet Union. This volume differs from the others in the series in that the entire volume records the search for a method of problem-solving instruction based on the analytic-synthetic nature of the problem-solving process. In this work, Kalmykova traces the history of the use of the analytic and synthetic methods in her country, explores elementary classroom situations involving teachers who had various degrees of success in problem-solving instruction, makes hypotheses regarding the use of certain techniques, and concludes with suggestions for "productive" methods to be used in the classroom. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Translations
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School Mathematics Study Group.; Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers - Location: USSR