ERIC Number: ED304319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Le Resolution de problemes--defi des mathematiques--secondaire--premier cycle (Problem Solving Challenge for Mathematics. Junior High School Curriculum).
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
This document is designed to assist teachers in helping students in further development of problem-solving skills. It consists of: a statement of purpose; an introduction (noting the place of problem-solving in junior high school mathematics curricula); a definition of problem-solving; a four-stage general framework for solving problems (which includes understanding the problem, developing a plan, carrying out the plan, and looking back); a list of strategies for each of the four stages; and ways to evaluate problem-solving. The major portion of the document consists of: (1) six sample problems which show how the strategies in the problem-solving model can be applied instructionally; (2) classroom problems, organized separately for grades 7, 8, and 9; (3) computer problems, which also use the steps in the four-stage model; and (4) challenge problems related to number systems, ratio and proportion, measurement, geometry, and algebra. Answers to the problems are provided. A bibliography and (in appendices) a framework for multiple-choice tests and methods for evaluating problem-solving performance are included. (CW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada