id: 06115737
dt: j
an: 2013a.00429
au: Chamberlin, Scott A.
ti: What is problem solving in the mathematics classroom?
so: Philos. Math. Educ. J., No. 23, 25 p., electronic only (2008).
py: 2008
pu: Professor Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education,
Exeter
la: EN
cc: D50 D20 C70
ut: educational research; conceptual definition; problem-based teaching;
instructional modes; teaching-learning processes; effectiveness;
primary education; lower secondary; problem posing; mathematical
problem solving as a process; mathematical problem solving as
characteristics; philosophy of mathematics education
ci:
li: http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome23/Chamberlin%20What%20is%20Math%20Prob%20Solving.doc
ab: Summary: The purpose of the investigation was to ascertain what
mathematical problem solving is in the primary and secondary
mathematics classroom. Participants ($N=20$) were primarily university
professors with expertise in (mathematical) problem solving who
provided qualitative data in the first round. Subsequently these data
were turned into Likert items in rounds two and three as per protocol
in the Delphi method. Findings are germane to mathematics educators as
they facilitate the implementation of problem solving in their
classroom and/or research. Implications are that the characteristics
and processes may be used to identify true problem solving in schools
and this data may lead to increased direction for curricula and
instructional decisions as well as future research in mathematical
problem solving.
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