ERIC Number: ED451077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Problem Solving and Comprehension. Sixth Edition.
Whimbey, Arthur; Lochhead, Jack
This book shows students how to increase their power to analyze problems and comprehend what they read. First it outlines and illustrates methods that good problem solvers use in attacking complex ideas, then it provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension and reasoning questions. The "Whimbey Method" of teaching problem solving is now recognized as an invaluable means of teaching people to think. One chapter is particularly interesting to the history of problem solving. Chapter 13, "Meeting Academic and Workplace Standards: How This Book Can Help," describes changes in the educational system in the past 20 years and shows how the techniques taught in this book relate to the new educational standards and tests. (Contains 23 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Reading, Thinking Skills, Writing (Composition)
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers, 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430 ($17). Tel: 800-926-6579 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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