Mathematical Problem Posing: From Research to Effective Practice

Mathematical Problem Posing: From Research to Effective Practice

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The mathematics education community continues to contribute research-based ideas for developing and improving problem posing as an inquiry-based instructional strategy for enhancing students’ learning. A large number of studies have been conducted which have covered many research topics and methodological aspects of teaching and learning mathematics through problem posing. The Authors' groundwork has shown that many of these studies predict positive outcomes from implementing problem posing on: student knowledge, problem solving and posing skills, creativity and disposition toward mathematics. This book examines, in-depth, the contribution of a problem posing approach to teaching mathematics and discusses the impact of adopting this approach on the development of theoretical frameworks, teaching practices and research on mathematical problem posing over the last 50 years.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493947478
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 10/09/2016
Series: Research in Mathematics Education , #2
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 569
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

About the Author

Florence Mihaela Singer is a full professor in the Teacher Training Department of the University of Ploiesti, Romania. Her expertise is in curriculum design and development (all grades, all subjects for pre-university education), curriculum administration, teacher training, textbook development (mathematics), Educational management, and international consultancy in education.

Dr. Nerida Ellerton has two doctoral qualifications: one in theoretical and physical chemistry and one in mathematics education. She is an experienced teacher, with a specialist focus on mathematics and has taught at elementary, secondary and college levels. She was Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Southern Queensland for four years and is currently a full professor at Illinois State University in the Department of Mathematics.

Dr. Jinfa Cai is an affiliated Full Professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. His primary appointment is in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. His research interests include cognitive studies of the teaching and learning of mathematics, mathematical assessment, cross-cultural studies, problem solving and teacher education.

Table of Contents

Mathematical Problem Posing Practices and Research: 1970-2010.- Problem Posing From a Modelling Perspective.- Conceptualizing Problem Posing Via Transformation.- Developing a Problem-Posing Pedagogy From the History of Mathematics.- On the Relationship Between Problem Posing, Problem Solving and Creativity.- Is Problem Posing a Tool for Developing Mathematical Creativity?.- Using Digital Technology for Mathematical Problem Posing.- Problem Posing in Mathematics – The Relevance of Philosophy for Children (P4C).- Problem Posing as Lenses for Understanding and Improving Students’ Learning of Mathematics.- Examining Problem Posing in Different Grade Levels: How Students Posed Problems-To-Solve.- Problem Posing by Way of Mediated Activity at Grades Four and five.- Enhancing the Development of Chinese Fifth-Graders’ Problem Posing and Problem Solving Abilities, Beliefs and Attitudes: A Design Experiment.- If You Don't Know Why Do You Ask?.- Problem Posing to Provide Students with Content Related Motives to Proceed.- Providing Elementary Students with Opportunities to Pose problems Through Data Modeling.- Mathematical Problem Posing Activities Using Computers.- An Investigation of High School Students’ Mathematical Problem Posing in the United States and China.- Studying the Evolution of Problem Posing in Relatively Constrained Situations.- Mathematical Problem Posing in Chinese Classrooms.- Problem Posing as a Pedagogical Strategy: A Teacher's Perspective".- Problem Posing as a Motivational Tool in Primary School Teachers Training.- In-Service Mathematics Teachers as Composers of Problems for Their Teaching: A Preliminary Study.- The Poznan Theater Problem: Exploring Problem-Posing and Problem-Solving in the Route to Self-Guided Discovery in Developmental Mathematics Classes.- Problem Posing in a Collegiate Geometry Class.- From Proof to Investigations and Back to Proof in Geometry.- Developing the Problem Posing Abilities of Prospective Elementary and Middle School Teachers.- Conceptualizing Problem Posing Through Teachers’ Thinking in Posing Mathematical Word Problems.- Problem Posing in the Training of Prospective Elementary Teachers: A Review.- Problem Posing as an Integral Component of the Mathematics Curriculum: A Study with Prospective Middle-School Teachers.

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