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ERIC Number: EJ952793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Best Known Problem Solving Strategies in "High-Stakes" Assessments
Hong, Dae S.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v42 n6 p823-829 2011
In its mathematics standards, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) states that problem solving is an integral part of all mathematics learning and exposure to problem solving strategies should be embedded across the curriculum. Furthermore, by high school, students should be able to use, decide and invent a wide range of strategies. If students are being assessed by "high-stakes" testing, shouldn't they be able to use different problem solving strategies on such tests? NCTM also asserts that assessments should determine students' ability to perform different aspects of problem solving and also test students' use of strategies and problem solving techniques. This means that students not only need to learn problem solving strategies but also be able to use those problem solving strategies when they are assessed in testing. This article describes how different problem solving strategies can be used in "high-stakes" testing. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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