Developing Problem-solving Approaches to Teaching: Theory and Practice
|Title:||Developing Problem-solving Approaches to Teaching: Theory and Practice||Authors:||Ní Shúilleabháin, Aoibhinn||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7627||Date:||Dec-2014||Abstract:||George Polya’s book, How to solve it (1945), is likely to have been one of the first books to focus on building students’ skills as problem solvers. Polya, a Hungarian professor of mathematics, realised that it was not sufficient that his students knew their mathematical facts--they also needed to have a relational understanding of the subject in order to use mathematics as a tool. While Polya’s book has provided much food for thought for mathematics educators at all levels throughout the decades, the legacy of his writing is in defining a heuristic or framework for students to solve problems.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||IMTA||Keywords:||Teaching and learning; Mathematics education; Problem solving||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Mathematics and Statistics Research Collection|
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