This PDF file presents a chapter of Professional Collaborations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning: Seeking Success for All (74th Yearbook) in a downloadable file that preserves the design and layout of the book while allowing users to search and print selected pages.
Chapter 14: “Collaborative Problem Solving as a Basis for a Professional Learning Community: Four Perspectives on Collaboration in the BIFOCAL Project.” Edward Silver (University of Michigan) and Valerie Mills, Dana Gosen, and Geraldine Devine (Oakland Schools, Waterford, Michigan) describe how individuals engaged in collaborative communities bring different knowledge and expertise to the problem being addressed. They show how collaborative experiences in solving an instructional challenge led to continuous refinement of the participants’ understanding of the problem and how it might be addressed.
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