
02307139
a
1995c.01403
Siemon, D.
Changing children's approaches to mathematical problem solving.
Atweh, B. et al., Contexts in mathematics education. , (ISBN 086856902X). 505510 (1993).
1993
,
EN
C30
metacognition
A yearlong teaching experiment explored the possibility of changing fourth grader's approaches to mathematical problem solving. A metacognitive questionandanswer technique was used to negotiate meaning, explore problem representation, discuss possible solution strategies, and reflect on the problemsolving enterprise. Analysis of the transcript data, classroom observations and childrens' work samples revealed that while those with most to gain and nothing to lose demonstrated the greatest shift in approach, each child's approach was successfully challenged to some extend. (orig.)