Experimenting with classroom formats to encourage problem solving

Eileen Fernández, Jessica Kazimir, Lynn Vandemeulebroeke, Carlos Burgos

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In this article, I describe how modifying familiar classroom formats in a college geometry class helped to encourage student problem solving. These modified formats, which resemble the problem-solving settings of mathematicians, are described in the context of problems my students and I explored. It is hoped that this paper’s success stories encourage the reader to consider experimenting with classroom formats as a resource for encouraging student problem-solving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-261
Number of pages15
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002


  • Cooperative learning
  • Geometry
  • Problem solving


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