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ERIC Number: ED458096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Learning through Problem Solving.
Murray, Hanlie; Olivier, Alwyn; Human, Piet
After conducting several studies on young students' understanding of particular concepts before, during, and after instruction, this paper focuses on the two small scale and several informal teaching experiments based on the idea that the teacher should pose problems to students for which they do not yet have a routine solution method available, and that learning would take place while students were grappling with the problems. A tentative model for learning and teaching mathematics is provided. Some of the issues discussed include the role of the teacher, the classroom culture, interaction patterns among students, the kind of problem posed, the mathematical structure of the problem, sustained learning, the type of response elicited from the student, teacher awareness, understanding and cooperation, and informing the larger community. (Contains 37 references.) (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A