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ERIC Number: ED273467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-30
Reference Count: 0
Ideas on Teaching Problem Solving in Intermediate Mathematics. A Guidebook for Teachers.
Tsruda, Gary; Lash, Andrea A.
This booklet is one in a series of teacher inservice materials developed in an effort to translate the findings of a study of problem-solving instruction into materials that provide teachers with new knowledge about mathematical problem solving, current instructional practices, and recommendations for problem-solving instruction. The need for problem-solving instruction is discussed first, with results of surveys of achievement and recommendations noted. Then goals for problem-solving instruction are presented, with the emphasis on problem solving as a process. How problem solving can expand the curriculum, types of problems, and good problems are then described. Next, teaching problem solving is discussed, with sections on problem-solving strategies, characteristics of good problem solvers and of good problem-solving instruction, instructional planning, the role of calculators, successful instructional techniques, and evaluation. A three-page annotated bibliography of selected problem-solving materials is included. (MNS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For other documents in the series, and the separate appendix, see SE 046 926 and SE 046 928-929.