Experimenting with classroom formats to encourage problem solving

Eileen Fernandez, Jessica Kazimir, Lynn Vandemeulebroeke, Carlos Burgos

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Abstract

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
JournalPRIMUS
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002

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  • Cooperative learning
  • Geometry
  • Problem solving

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Fernandez, Eileen ; Kazimir, Jessica ; Vandemeulebroeke, Lynn ; Burgos, Carlos. / Experimenting with classroom formats to encourage problem solving. In: PRIMUS. 2002 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 247-261.
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Experimenting with classroom formats to encourage problem solving. / Fernandez, Eileen; Kazimir, Jessica; Vandemeulebroeke, Lynn; Burgos, Carlos.

In: PRIMUS, Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.01.2002, p. 247-261.

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