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Problem solving for the 21st century

English, Lyn D. & Sriraman, Bharath (2010) Problem solving for the 21st century. In Sriraman, Bharath & English, Lyn D. (Eds.) Theories of Mathematics Education : Seeking New Frontiers. Springer, pp. 263-285.

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Abstract

Mathematical problem solving has been the subject of substantial and often controversial research for several decades. We use the term, problem solving, here in a broad sense to cover a range of activities that challenge and extend one’s thinking.

In this chapter, we initially present a sketch of past decades of research on mathematical problem solving and its impact on the mathematics curriculum. We then consider some of the factors that have limited previous research on problem solving.

In the remainder of the chapter we address some ways in which we might advance the fields of problem-solving research and curriculum development.

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ID Code: 31489
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Problem Solving, 21st Century
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Funding:
  • ARC DISCOVERY GRANT/DP0984178
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2010 08:30
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2014 13:11

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