ERIC Number: EJ1229148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of Problem-Posing Intervention Types on Elementary Students' Problem-Solving
Kopparla, Mahati; Bicer, Ali; Vela, Katherine; Lee, Yujin; Bevan, Danielle; Kwon, Hyunkyung; Caldwell, Cassidy; Capraro, Mary M.; Capraro, Robert M.
Educational Studies, v45 n6 p708-725 2019
Problem posing is the act of creating one's own problems, unlike the traditional practice of solving problems posed by others. Problem posing is not a commonly taught topic. Though some students have difficulties acquiring problem-posing skills, the positive effects are far reaching. A quasi-experimental research design was used to determine the growth in problem-posing and -solving skills in a low socio-economic status rural elementary school. Teachers conducted mathematics learning centres daily while researchers conducted research-based intervention activities for 3 months. A short quiz was administered to students in grades 2-5 (N = 45) pre and post measuring problem-solving and problem-posing changes. A statistically significant difference (p < 0.05) was noted in both problem solving and problem posing. Results indicate that explicitly teaching problem posing in elementary classrooms is a worthwhile endeavour.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Intervention, Problem Solving, Elementary School Mathematics, Rural Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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