Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. James Riley

Second Advisor

Dr. Ruth Meyer

Third Advisor

Lynn Hagen


Current research indicates that "...the teaching of problem solving is regarded by many as the most important and fundamental goal of school mathematics instruction" (Silver & Thompson, 1984). The fact that problem solving is considered a goal of mathematics instruction leads this writer to believe that the methodology involved should also be examined. In order to have successful programs both the teachers and the students must feel comfortable working with the problems. Past experience has made this writer aware that often this is not the case.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

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