The Dreaded Work Problems Revisited: Connections through Problem Solving from Basic Fractions to Calculus

  • The Dreaded Work Problems Revisited: Connections through Problem Solving from Basic Fractions to Calculus

    Felice Shore, Matthew Pascal
    Several distinct approaches taken by preservice elementary teachers to solving a classic rate problem. Their approaches incorporate a variety of mathematical concepts, ranging from proportions to infinite series, and illustrate the power of all five NCTM Process Standards. Building on student work and logical reasoning are central to this article.