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ERIC Number: EJ803665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0732-3123
The Identity of Problem Solving
Mamona-Downs, Joanna; Downs, Martin
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v24 n3-4 p385-401 2005
This paper raises issues motivated by considering the "identity" of problem solving. This means that we are concerned with how other mathematics education topics impinge on problem solving, and with themes that naturally arise within the problem-solving agenda. We claim that some of these issues need more attention by educational research, while for others, the coverage they have in the literature requires reappraisal in certain ways. In particular, the following themes are discussed: problem solving vis-a-vis proof; conceptualization; structure and representations; raising questions and posing; the significance to problem solving of techniques; application of knowledge; exploration; and the reading of mathematical texts.
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Language: English
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