Educational Studies in Mathematics

, Volume 83, Issue 1, pp 1–7 | Cite as

Problem-posing research in mathematics education: new questions and directions

  • Florence Mihaela SingerEmail author
  • Nerida Ellerton
  • Jinfa Cai


As an introduction to the special issue on problem posing, the paper presents a brief overview of the research done on this topic in mathematics education. Starting from this overview, the authors acknowledge important issues that need to be taken into account in the developing field of problem posing and identify new directions of research, some of which are addressed by the collection of the papers included in this volume.


Problem posing Field of mathematics education research Problem solving Instruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florence Mihaela Singer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nerida Ellerton
    • 2
  • Jinfa Cai
    • 3
  1. 1.University of PloiestiPloiestiRomania
  2. 2.Illinois State UniversityNormalUSA
  3. 3.University of DelawareNewarkUSA

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