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Problem Solving in Mathematics Education

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  • Surveys the state-of-the-art in research on mathematical problem-solving
  • Discusses the work of key researchers in the area
  • Highlights potential directions for future research
  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys (ICME13TS)

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This survey book reviews four interrelated areas: (i) the relevance of heuristics in problem-solving approaches – why they are important and what research tells us about their use; (ii) the need to characterize and foster creative problem-solving approaches – what type of heuristics helps learners devise and practice creative solutions; (iii) the importance that learners formulate and pursue their own problems; and iv) the role played by the use of both multiple-purpose and ad hoc mathematical action types of technologies in problem-solving contexts – what ways of reasoning learners construct when they rely on the use of digital technologies, and how technology and technology approaches can be reconciled. 

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Table of contents (1 chapter)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

    Peter Liljedahl

  • Cinvestav-IPN, Mathematics Educ Dept, Centre for Res&Advanced Studies-, Mexico City, Mexico

    Manuel Santos-Trigo

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, LIMA, Peru

    Uldarico Malaspina

  • Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

    Regina Bruder

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Problem Solving in Mathematics Education

  • Authors: Peter Liljedahl, Manuel Santos-Trigo, Uldarico Malaspina, Regina Bruder

  • Series Title: ICME-13 Topical Surveys

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: � The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-40729-6Published: 06 July 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-40730-2Published: 27 June 2016

  • Series ISSN: 2366-5947

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-5955

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 39

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Learning & Instruction, Educational Technology

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