ERIC Number: ED287731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Problem Solving: A Handbook for Teachers. Second Edition.
Krulik, Stephen; Rudnick, Jesse A.
During the past decade, problem solving has become a major focus of the mathematics curriculum. Many feel that in this era of increasing technology, it is important for students to learn how to approach a problem situation. This book was designed to help teachers teach problem solving. Chapter 1, "An Introduction to Problem Solving," deals with what problems are, why we should teach problem solving, and what makes a good teacher of problem solving. Chapter 2, "A Workable Set of Heuristics," discusses what heuristics are, provides a set of heuristics to use, and addresses the application of heuristics. Chapter 3, "The Pedagogy of Problem Solving," describes the subskills of problem solving and integrates them into a teaching process. The major portion of the book is devoted to activities and non-routine problems. These activities and problems have been gleaned from a variety of sources and have been classroom tested at many levels by practicing teachers. Included are masters for selected problems and strategy games, and a bibliography of problem solving resources. (TW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Heuristics, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics
Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 7 Wells Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02159 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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