Tasks and pedagogies that facilitate mathematical problem solving

Sullivan, Peter, Mousley, Judy and Jorgensen, Robyn 2009, Tasks and pedagogies that facilitate mathematical problem solving, in Mathematical problem solving : Yearbook 2009, World Scientific Publishing Co, Singapore, pp.17-42.

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Title Tasks and pedagogies that facilitate mathematical problem solving
Author(s) Sullivan, Peter
Mousley, Judy
Jorgensen, Robyn
Title of book Mathematical problem solving : Yearbook 2009
Editor(s) Kaur, Berinderjeet
Har, Yeap Ban
Kapur, Manu
Publication date 2009
Chapter number 2
Total chapters 14
Start page 17
End page 42
Total pages 26
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co
Place of Publication Singapore
Summary This is a report from one aspect of a project seeking to identify teacher actions that support mathematical problem solving. The project developed a planning and teaching model that describes the type of classroom tasks that can facilitate mathematical problem solving, the sequencing of the tasks, the nature of teaching heterogeneous groups, ways of dfferentiating tasks, and particular pedagogies. We report here one teacher's implementation of the
model using a unit of work that he planned and taught. The report provides important insights into the implementation of the theoretically founded model and the responses of students. We found that the model can be used for planning and teaching and for encouraging problem solving. The model has a positive effect on the learning of most students. Specific teachers actions were identified in order to address the needs of the students we are most
keen to support, those experiencing dfficulties.
ISBN 9814277207
9789814277204
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2009, by World Scientific Publishing Co
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029833

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