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ERIC Number: ED432608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Identifying Facets of Problem Solving in Mathematics Instruction.
Klieme, Eckhard; Clausen, Marten
Facets of problem solving instruction (PSI) were studied in German mathematics classrooms. Nine different facets of PSI were identified from the research literature, and a video rating form was developed to assess these facets and teacher effectiveness. Videotaped mathematics lessons (n=147) for German eighth graders from the sample for the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) were rated, each by 2 raters. Some of the PSI facets were seen very rarely. Results from factor analyses show that the facets have a three-dimensional structure. Although these facets were not directly related to achievement and learning, they were related to lesson characteristics and aspects of classroom discourse. Correlations with the student ratings of frequencies of various instructional activities also support the validity of the PSI facets. A reasonable degree of teacher effectiveness can be regarded as a precondition for a constructivist problem-solving approach. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures, and 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study