How to find a math problem? Children discover wonders of mathematics in their own interactive math exhibition. (English)

Fritzlar, Torsten (ed.) et al., Problem solving in mathematics education. Proceedings of the 2015 joint 17th conference of ProMath and the 2nd GDM working group on problem solving, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, September 3‒5, 2015. Münster: WTM-Verlag (ISBN 978-3-95987-012-2/pbk; 978-3-95987-013-9 /ebook). Ars Inveniendi et Dejudicandi 6, 193-200 (2016).

Summary: The focus of this contribution is the starting point in the problem solving process, the problem itself. How can children take part in finding problems? What about learning by this open approach to mathematics? One common possibility is to work on a given problem. Our approach is the opening of the situation. We want the students to find out their own problem in an open learning situation and to work on it. Does it works also for young children? We will speak about some experiences on this way.