Category Archives: problem-solving

The effects of cooperative learning

Kamuran Tarim has written an article entitled The effects of cooperative learning on preschoolers’ mathematics problem-solving ability. The article was published online in Educational Studies in Mathematics on Tuesday. Here is the abstract of the article: The aim of this … Continue reading

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Non-routine problem solving

Iliada Elia, Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen and Angeliki Kolovou have written an article called Exploring strategy use and strategy flexibility in non-routine problem solving by primary school high achievers in mathematics. The article was published online in ZDM on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Mathematical problem solving and students’ belief systems

María Luz Callejo and Antoni Vila have written an article that was published in Educational Studies in Mathematics last week. The article is entitled Approach to mathematical problem solving and students’ belief systems: two case studies. Most studies that focus … Continue reading

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Productive failure in mathematical problem solving

Manu Kapur has written an article that was published in Instructional Science on Thursday. The article is entitled Productive failure in mathematical problem solving. Here is the abstract of Kapur’s article: This paper reports on a quasi-experimental study comparing a … Continue reading

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Diagrams in problem solving

Marilena Pantziara, Athanasios Gagatsis and Iliada Elia have written an article entitled Using diagrams as tools for the solution of non-routine mathematical problems. The article has recently been published online in Educational Studies in Mathematics. Here is the abstract of … Continue reading

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Problem-solving and cryptography

Tobin White has written an interesting article about cryptography and problem solving. The article is entitled Encrypted objects and decryption processes: problem-solving with functions in a learning environment based on cryptography, and the article was published online in Educational Studies … Continue reading

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A comparison of curricular effect

The new issue of Instructional Science (January, 2009) has an article related to mathematics education: A comparison of curricular effects on the integration of arithmetic and algebraic schemata in pre-algebra students, by Bryan Moseley and Mary E. (“Betsy”) Brenner. Here … Continue reading

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