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Problem Posing by Stephen I. Brown
Book DescriptionAs a result of the editors' collaborative teaching at Harvard in the late 1960s, they produced a ground-breaking work -- The Art Of Problem Posing -- which related problem posing strategies to the already popular activity of problem solving. It took the concept of problem posing and created strategies for engaging in that activity as a central theme in mathematics education. Based in part upon that work and also upon a number of articles by its authors, other members of the mathematics education community began to apply and expand upon their ideas. This collection of thirty readings is a testimony to the power of the ideas that originally appeared. In addition to reproducing relevant materials, the editors of this book of readings have included a considerable amount of interpretive text which places the articles in the context of problem solving. While the preponderance of essays focus upon mathematics and mathematics education, some of them point to the relevance of problem posing to other fields such as biology or psychology. In the interpretive text that accompanies each chapter, they indicate how ideas expressed for one audience may be revisited or transformed in order to ready them for a variety of audiences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805810653
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 12-Apr-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen I. Brown
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Describes and provides examples of the relationships between problem posing and problem solving, and explores the educational potential of integrating the two activities in classrooms. It encourages readers to shift their thinking about problem posing from the "other" to themselves and offers a broader conception of what can be done with problems.
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