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ERIC Number: EJ1160233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
6 Essential Questions for Problem Solving
Kress, Nancy Emerson
Mathematics Teacher, v111 n3 p190-196 Nov 2017
One of the primary expectations that the author has for her students is for them to develop greater independence when solving complex and unique mathematical problems. The story of how the author supports her students as they gain confidence and independence with complex and unique problem-solving tasks, while honoring their expectations with regard to clear, explicit instruction, is rooted in a set of guiding questions she calls "essential questions for problem solving." Those questions and her framework is presented in this article. (A bibliography is included.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1624610