id: 06528332
dt: a
an: 2016a.00373
au: Toh, Tin Lam; Tay, Eng Guan; Leong, Yew Hoong; Quek, Khiok Seng; Ho, Foo
Him; Dindyal, Jaguthsing; Toh, Pee Choon
ti: Mathematical problem solving for everyone: infusion and diffusion.
so: Leong, Yew Hoong (ed.) et al., Making mathematics more practical.
Implementation in the schools. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific (ISBN
978-981-4569-07-1/hbk). 1-21 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific
la: EN
cc: D50 D30
ut: problem solving; learning; design experiment
ci:
li: doi:10.1142/9789814569095_0001
ab: Summary: Mathematical problem solving as the centre of mathematics learning
has been the vision of the Singapore school mathematics curriculum
since the 1990s. Enacting it in a school curriculum has remained a
difficult enterprise. Mathematical Problem Solving for Everyone
(MProSE) was a design experiment project that successfully implemented
a problem solving module, based on the model described by {\it G.
Pólya} [How to solve it. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press
(1945)] and enhanced with {\it A. Schoenfeld}’s [Mathematical problem
solving. Orlando, FL: Academic Press (1985)] observations, in an
Integrated Programme school. MProSE: Infusion and Diffusion (MInD) is a
new project that intends to adapt the MProSE design to a number of
mainstream schools. This chapter describes the theory underlying the
MProSE design, its initial success under the MProSE project, and what
needs to be done for the design to be diffused to the various schools
in the MInD project.
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