ERIC Number: ED262978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Mathematical Problem-Solving Skills in the Middle Grades. A Staff Training Manual.
Weiland, Linnea; And Others
This manual was written to help district curriculum leaders in New Jersey improve instruction in mathematical problem solving in middle and junior high schools. Four training modules contain the material and information needed to conduct a staff development course. The manual was designed to accompany turn-key training sessions to prepare the leader to conduct in-service training for teachers. The first section contains specific supervisory strategies for promoting effective problem-solving instruction. Section 2 provides general information for the curriculum leader to use in organizing in-service training based on the materials in this manual. Each of the four training modules in Section 3 contains a ready-to-reproduce workshop packet and a guide to the presenter which includes training materials. Module I introduces the problem-solving process and the need to improve problem-solving instruction. Module II focuses on the identification and teaching of effective problem-solving strategies and skills. The activities in Module III lead participants in analyzing the textbook treatment of problem solving and in expanding word problem-solving experiences beyond the textbook. Problem solving using models and manipulative materials is explored in Module IV. Each module describes training activities which incorporate implications from research, training tips, instructional materials, and follow-up activities. (MNS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Compensatory/Bilingual Education.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey