ERIC Number: ED263894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Microcomputer--A Problem Solving Tool.
Hoelscher, Karen J.
Designed to assist teachers in using the microcomputer as a tool to teach problem solving strategies, this document is divided into two sections: the first introduces the concept of problem solving as a thinking process, and suggests means by which a teacher can become an effective guide for the learning of problem solving skills; the second describes a courseware package developed by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) which is designed to teach problem solving techniques to middle school and junior high school students. Entitled Problem Solving Strategies, the courseware consists of one diskette for the Apple II microcomputer and a 75-page support manual containing background information on the content, instructions for classroom use, reproducible student handouts to accompany each program, and ideas for extending the strategies taught. Twelve figures are included to illustrate the flow of one program contained within the courseware and a 17-item bibliography completes the paper. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Thinking (Cambridge, MA, August 19-23, 1984).