**ERIC Number:**ED307120

**Record Type:**Non-Journal

**Publication Date:**1988

**Pages:**284

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**N/A

**ISBN:**ISBN-0-87353-267-8

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The Teaching and Assessing of Mathematical Problem Solving. Research Agenda for Mathematics Education Series. Volume 3.

Charles, Randall I., Ed.; Silver, Edward A., Ed.

This document contains overviews of current research, insights from teachers and tutors, and considerations of such issues as metacognition, choice of operations, and the testing of problem-solving skills. Papers include: (1) "Historical Perspectives on Problem Solving in the Mathematics Curriculum" (George M. A. Stanic and Jeremy Kilpatrick); (2) "For the Study of Mathematics Epistemology" (James G. Greeno); (3) "Treating Mathematics as an Ill-Structured Discipline" (Lauren B. Resnick); (4) "Problem Solving as Everyday Practice" (Jean Lave, Steve Smith, and Michael Butler); (5) "Problem Solving in Context(s)" (Alan H. Schoenfeld); (6) "Metacognition: On the Importance of Understanding What You Are Doing" (Joseph C. Campione, Ann L. Brown, and Michael L. Connell); (7)"Reflections about Mathematics Problem-Solving Research" (Frank K. Lester, Jr.); (8) "Uses of Macro-Contexts to Facilitate Mathematical Thinking" (John Bransford, Ted Hasselbring, Brigid Barron, Stan Kulewicz, Joan Littlefield, and Laura Goin); (9) "Choosing Operations in Solving Routine Story Problems" (Larry Sowder); (10) "Assessing Problem Solving: A Short-Term Remedy and a Long-Term Solution" (Sandra P. Marshall); (11) "Testing Mathematical Problem Solving" (Edward A. Silver and Jeremy Kilpatrick); (12) "Teaching as Problem Solving" (Thomas P. Carpenter); (13) "Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving: Insights from Teachers and Tutors" (Richard J. Shavelson, Noreen M. Webb, Cathleen Stasz, and David McArthur); (14) "Learning to Teach Mathematical Problem Solving: Changes in Teachers' Conceptions and Beliefs" (Alba G. Thompson); (15) "Preparing Teachers to Teach Mathematical Problem Solving" (Nel Noddings); (16) "Teacher Education and Mathematical Problem Solving: Some Issues and Directions" (Randall I. Charles); (17) "Teaching and Assessing Mathematical Problem Solving: Toward a Research Agenda" (Edward A. Silver). Lists of participants in working groups are appended. (YP)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Tests, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Education, Word Problems (Mathematics)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($15.00, 20% discount for 10 or more copies).

**Publication Type:**Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Researchers; Practitioners

**Language:**English

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