id: 06606590
dt: a
an: 2016d.00461
au: Portnov-Neeman, Yelena; Amit, Miriam
ti: Using an explicit teaching approach to develop strategic spirit ‒ the
case of the working backwards strategy.
so: Rogerson, Alan (ed.), The mathematics education for the future project.
Proceedings of the 13th international conference ‘Mathematics
education in a connected world’, Catania, Sicily, Italy, September
16‒21, 2015. Münster: WTM-Verlag (ISBN 978-3-942197-44-1/pbk;
978-3-942197-86-1/ebook). Conference Proceedings in Mathematics
Education 1, 309-316 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Münster: WTM-Verlag
la: EN
cc: D53 C43
ut: problem solving; working backwards strategy; talented students; explicit
teaching approach
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ab: Summary: Learning strategies for problem solving is an important process
for developing strategic spirit. Learners who control many strategies
can promote their thinking and learning. In the current research, we
investigated the use of the working backwards strategy with talented
6th-grade math students. An explicit teaching approach was chosen for
the research. Our findings showed that young students are capable of
using the working backwards strategy in problem solving. We also found
that teaching explicitly does not fix students’ ways of thinking; on
the contrary, it helps them develop their strategic spirit. This, in
turn, helps them to become active learners and fosters their
independent thinking.
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