ERIC Number: EJ1082550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Reference Count: 4
Fred Applegate's Money-Making Scheme
Leitze, Annette Ricks; Soots, Kristen L.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v21 n4 p216-221 Nov 2015
Teachers across all grade levels agree that problem solving and reasoning are areas of weakness in students. Assessments among U.S. students indicate that these weaknesses persist (NCTM 2014) in spite of repeated calls that date back more than thirty years for increased problem solving, reasoning, and sense making in our schools. The NCTM is leading the charge for an increased emphasis in these three areas. Furthermore, NCTM (2014) describes eight teaching practices to help facilitate problem solving, reasoning, and sense making. In this article, the authors focus on three of those practices: implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving, support productive struggle in learning mathematics, and facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse (NCTM 2014).
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Mathematical Logic, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Skill Development, Middle Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Learning Strategies, Concept Formation, Mathematical Concepts, Group Discussion, Cooperative Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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