ERIC Number: ED493373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Developing Mathematical Thinking
Association of Teacher Educators
Working with his daughter and her friend on a problem-solving task gave Graham Jones the opportunity to reconsider how best he might help. This document describes how he went about assisting the girls in solving the problem. In assisting, Graham decided to present the girls with a three part lesson, which would lead to the solution. He stresses the use of "waiting time," to allow the girls to think about the problem for themselves and for him not to solve the problem for them. (Contains 2 figures and 3 notes.) [This article appears in Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, March 2006.]
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Thinking Skills, Time Factors (Learning)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.