**ERIC Number:**ED294757

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1988

**Pages:**83

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**N/A

**ISBN:**ISBN-0-87353-264-3

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Problem Solving: Tips for Teachers. Selections from the "Arithmetic Teacher."

O'Daffer, Phares G., Ed.

Although it is difficult to predict which mathematical ideas will be most important to the citizens of the 21st century, most mathematics educators agree that problem solving will become an even more important skill. This booklet is designed to provide teachers with ideas on helping students learn to: (1) use problem solving thinking skills; (2) select and use problem solving strategies; (3) build helpful attitudes and beliefs about problem solving; (4) use related knowledge; (5) monitor and evaluate their thinking and progress while solving problems; (6) solve problems in cooperative learning situations; and (7) find correct answers to a variety of problems. The material in the booklet is organized into four sections which focus on developing problem solving strategies, extending problem solving strategies, developing problem solving skills, and implementing a problem solving program. (TW)

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($7.00, 10 or more copies less 20%).

**Publication Type:**Guides - Classroom - Teacher

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Practitioners

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**N/A

**Authoring Institution:**National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.