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Pluvinage, Fran\c{c}ois
Developing problem solving experiences in practical action projects.
Math. Enthus. 10, No. 12, 219244 (2013).
2013
Information Age Publishing (IAP), Charlotte, NC; University of Montana, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Missoula, MT
EN
D50
D40
G40
problem solving
student activities
exploratory learning
discovery learning
project based learning
project method
project based learning
a priori analysis
lesson planning
teaching
didactics of mathematics
elementary geometry
circles
quadrilaterals
triangles
tangram
unfolded polyhedra
nets
optimization
solid geometry
volume
http://www.math.umt.edu/tmme/vol10no1and2/9Pluvinage_pp219_244.pdf
Summary: Problem solving doubtless is an essential element of mathematical learning, so that mathematics educators often are satisfied when finding situations that lead their students to such activity. But in many cases, the chosen situations and the ways to guide students' works are not sufficiently analyzed from a didactic point of view. Our goal in the present analysis is to underline the possible ways for managing the situations, and to exhibit the parameters that educators have at their disposition within their role as mediator between students and mathematical knowledge and knowhow.