
06606590
a
2016d.00461
PortnovNeeman, Yelena
Amit, Miriam
Using an explicit teaching approach to develop strategic spirit  the case of the working backwards strategy.
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 1621, 2015. M\"unster: WTMVerlag (ISBN 9783942197441/pbk; 9783942197861/ebook). Conference Proceedings in Mathematics Education 1, 309316 (2015).
2015
M\"unster: WTMVerlag
EN
D53
C43
problem solving
working backwards strategy
talented students
explicit teaching approach
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 6thgrade 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.