Notes on 'perpetual question' of problem solving: how can learners best be taught problem-solving skills?

Yevdokimov, Oleksiy and Taylor, Peter (2008) Notes on 'perpetual question' of problem solving: how can learners best be taught problem-solving skills? Journal of the Korea Society of Mathematical Education Series D: Research in Mathematical Education, 12 (3). pp. 179-191. ISSN 1226-6191

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Abstract

Although problem solving was a major focus of mathematics education research in many countries throughout the 1990s, not enough is known about how people best acquire problem-solving skills. This paper is an attempt to advance further development of problem-solving skills of talented school students through combination of some methods accessible from curriculum knowledge and more special techniques that are beyond curriculum. Analysis of various problems is provided in detail. Educational aspects of challenging problems in mathematical contests up to IMO level are, also, taken into account and discussed in the paper.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Dr Oleksiy Yevdokimov
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2009 04:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem solving; thinking strategies; non-routine tasks; conceptual understanding; mathematical contests
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5210

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