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October 2005, Volume 12, Issue 3


Some Reflections on Problem Posing: A Conversation with Marion Walter
Juliet Baxter
Mathematics education expert Marion Walter's thoughts on problem posing and its benefit to students. Teachers will learn how to pose problems to students to effectively teach problem solving.

Assessing Students' Mathematical Problem Posing
Edward Silver, Jinfa Cai
Some implications for assessment of the increasing instructional attention to mathematical problem posing and its impact on student learning.

Larry Buschman
An examination of some of the established and emerging myths that surround the teaching of problem solving. Teachers will learn about these myths in mathematics and their implications on the classroom and on student learning.

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A Problem is Something You Don't Want to Have: Problem Solving by Kindergartners
Lynne Outhred, Sarah Sardelich
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.

Problem Posing and Solving with Mathematical Modeling
Lyn English, Jillian Fox, James Watters
The problem-posing and problem-solving processes that occurred when groups of fourth and fifth graders were engaged in realistic mathematical modeling. Teachers reading this article will learn how to use realistic modeling in the classroom to teach problem posing and problem solving to elementary students.