
06597658
j
2016d.00458
Leitze, Annette Ricks
Soots, Kristen L.
Fred Applegate's moneymaking scheme.
Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 21, No. 4, 216221 (2015).
2015
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
D53
E53
D33
C73
problem solving
cognitive demand
productive struggle
mathematical discourse
reasoning
http://www.nctm.org/Publications/MathematicsTeachinginMiddleSchool/2015/Vol21/Issue4/FredApplegate_sMoneyMakingScheme/
Summary: Teachers across all grade levels agree that problem solving and reasoning are areas of weakness in students. Assessments among U.S. students indicate that these weaknesses persist in spite of repeated calls that date back more than thirty years for increased problem solving, reasoning, and sense making in our schools. The NCTM is leading the charge for an increased emphasis in these three areas. Furthermore, NCTM describes eight teaching practices to help facilitate problem solving, reasoning, and sense making. In this article, the authors focus on three of those practices: implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving, support productive struggle in learning mathematics, and facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse. (ERIC)