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FROM THE 1950s: The Role of Insight in the Learning of Mathematics

Howard Fehr 

December 2006, Volume 100, Issue 5, Page 40

The article from October 1954 highlights application of insightful approach in problem solving as oppose to trial and error. The author demonstrates approach on several mathematical problems and provides recommendations for teachers. He concludes that insightful problem-solving involves seeing the problems as a whole, making analysis, seeing relations, estimating and checking, and reorganization.

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