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

Felice Shore, Matthew Pascal 

March 2008, Volume 101, Issue 7, Page 504

Abstract:
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.

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Keywords:
Grade 7
Grade 8
Algebra
Article
Calculus and Higher Level Mathematics
Conceptual Development
Connections / Applications
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation