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Problem Solving in Mathematics, Grades 3-6 Powerful Strategies to Deepen Understanding

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ISBN-10: 1412960673

ISBN-13: 9781412960670

Edition: 2009

Authors: Alfred S. Posamentier, Stephen Krulik, Stephen Krulik

List price: $31.95
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Help students succeed as problem solvers in mathematics and in real-life situations! Based on the premise that problem solving is a key mathematics skill and an essential life skill, this book is designed to help teachers at all grade levels engage students in active problem solving. This resource presents ten easy-to-use strategies that offer elegant alternate approaches for resolving many types of mathematics problems. The authors demonstrate how you can: Apply the strategies to problems at different grade levels Incorporate the strategies into your mathematics program Use the strategies in real-life situations Make each strategy a part of your thinking processes
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 2/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.90" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Alfred S. Posamentier is professor of mathematics education and dean of the School of Education at the City College of the City University of New York. He has authored and co-authored several resource books in mathematics education for Corwin Press.

Stephen Krulik is professor of mathematics education at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is responsible for the undergraduate and graduate preparation of mathematics teachers for Grades K-12, as well as in the inservice training of mathematics teachers at the graduate level. He teaches a wide variety of courses, among them the History of Mathematics, Methods of Teaching Mathematics, and the Teaching of Problem Solving. Before coming to Temple University, he taught mathematics in the New York City public schools for 15 years, where he created and implemented several courses designed to prepare students for the SAT examination. Nationally, Krulik has served as a member of the…    

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Preface
An Introduction to Problem Solving
Organizing Data
Applying the Organizing Data Strategy
Teaching Notes
Problems for Students
Intelligent Guessing and Testing
Applying the Intelligent Guessing and Testing Strategy
Teaching Notes
Problems for Students
Solving a Simpler Equivalent Problem
Applying the Solving a Simpler Equivalent Problem Strategy
Teaching Notes
Problems for Students
Acting It Out or Simulation
Applying the Acting It Out or Simulation Strategy
Teaching Notes
Problems for Students
Working Backwards
Applying the Working Backwards Strategy
Teaching Notes
Problems for Students
Finding a Pattern
Applying the Finding a Pattern Strategy
Teaching Notes
Problems for Students
Logical Reasoning
Applying the Logical Reasoning Strategy
Teaching Notes
Problems for Students
Making a Drawing
Applying the Making a Drawing Strategy
Teaching Notes
Problems for Students
Adopting a Different Point of View
Applying the Adopting a Different Point of View Strategy
Teaching Notes
Problems for Students
Readings on Problem Solving