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ERIC Number: EJ911501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Creating Games from Mathematical Problems
Pinter, Klara
PRIMUS, v21 n1 p73-90 2011
The emphasis on problem solving and problem solving courses has become a standard staple of most teacher preparation programs in mathematics. While opinions differ on whether problem solving should be integrated throughout the preparatory courses or teachers should also have a dedicated course for it, everybody agrees that problem solving skills are very important and should be improved. Mathematical games provide excellent opportunities for students at all levels to be engaged in constructing strategies, formulating hypotheses, asking new questions, and posing new problems. Here we present some ideas on how one can create games from different kinds of mathematical problems, and in turn how these games can be used to improve every step of mathematical problem solving as well as to discover the original problems behind the games. (Contains 5 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A