Date of Defense
Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
Dr. James Riley
Dr. Ruth Meyer
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.
Fulton, Lori, "Mathematical Problem Solving: Changing Students' Attitudes Through the Use of Heuristics" (1992). Honors Theses. 999.
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