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ERIC Number: EJ865964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Towards the Construction of a Framework to Deal with Routine Problems to Foster Mathematical Inquiry
Santos-Trigo, Manuel; Camacho-Machin, Matias
PRIMUS, v19 n3 p260-279 2009
To what extent does the process of solving textbook problems help students develop a way of thinking that is consistent with mathematical practice? Can routine problems be transformed into problem solving activities that promote students' mathematical reflection? These questions are used to outline and discuss features of an inquiry framework useful to deal with textbook problems in which the use of computational tools can help students formulate and pursue multiple approaches to the problems. In addition, a theoretical learning trajectory is sketched to help instructors or teachers prepare their lessons and instructional activities. (Contains 16 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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