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A Problem is Something You Don't Want to Have: Problem Solving by Kindergartners

Lynne Outhred, Sarah Sardelich 

October 2005, Volume 12, Issue 3, Page 146

Abstract:
An approach to teaching problem solving to children in their first year of school that involves linking multiple representations of the problems—written, concrete, drawn, and symbolic—as well as having students pose and solve their own problems.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Grades 3-5
Addition and Subtraction
Conceptual Development
Communication
Curriculum
Basic Facts
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Skill and Fluency
Student Work
Whole Numbers / Natural Numbers / Counting Numbers