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## Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, A, 13th edition

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- Rick Billstein
- Shlomo Libeskind University of Oregon
- Johnny Lott University of Montana
- Barbara Boschmans

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## Mathematics as a Complex Problem-Solving Activity

By jacob klerlein and sheena hervey, generation ready.

“Problem-solving is not only a goal of learning mathematics, but also a major means of doing so.”

## Learning to problem solve

## Beliefs underpinning effective teaching of mathematics

- Every student’s identity, language, and culture need to be respected and valued.
- Every student has the right to access effective mathematics education.
- Every student can become a successful learner of mathematics.

## Why is problem-solving important?

- The ability to think creatively, critically, and logically
- The ability to structure and organize
- The ability to process information
- Enjoyment of an intellectual challenge
- The skills to solve problems that help them to investigate and understand the world

## Problems that are “Problematic”

- Are accessible and extendable
- Allow individuals to make decisions
- Promote discussion and communication
- Encourage originality and invention
- Encourage “what if?” and “what if not?” questions
- Contain an element of surprise (Adapted from Ahmed, 1987)

- Understand and explore the problem
- Find a strategy
- Use the strategy to solve the problem
- Look back and reflect on the solution

## Pólya’s Principals of Problem-Solving

Students move forward and backward as they move through the problem-solving process.

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A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company , 1996

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- Author: Rick Billstein, Richard Brillstein
- Editor: Karen Guardino
- With: Johnny W Lott, Shlomo Libeskind

Addison Wesley Publishing Company , 1996

10.34 x 8.27 x 1.72 inches, 3.97 pounds

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