Mathematics for Teaching Tag: problem solving

Tag: problem solving

Levels of Problem Solving Skills

Here is one way of describing students levels of problem solving skills in mathematics. I call them levels of problem solving skills rather than process of reflective abstraction as described in the original paper. As math teachers it is important that we are aware of our students learning trajectory in problem solving so we can…

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Regular Polygons Problems

One of my favourite lesson design is a sequence of problem solving tasks that requires repetition of same reasoning and analysis by varying the ‘mathematical context’ of the problem in increasing complexity. However the variation in the context of the problem should be such that they still share some properties. In the examples below, the…

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NCTM Process Standards vs CCSS Mathematical Practices

The NCTM process standards, Adding it Up mathematical proficiency strands, and Common Core State Standards for mathematical practices are all saying the same thing but why do I get the feeling that the Mathematical Practices Standards is out to get the math teachers. The NCTM’s process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections describe for me…

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