Notes on 'perpetual question' of problem solving: how can learners best be taught problem-solving skills?

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Yevdokimov, Oleksiy and Taylor, Peter. 2008. "Notes on 'perpetual question' of problem solving: how can learners best be taught problem-solving skills?" Journal of the Korean Society of Mathematical Education Series D: Research in Mathematical Education. 12 (3), pp. 179-191.
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Notes on 'perpetual question' of problem solving: how can learners best be taught problem-solving skills?

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AuthorsYevdokimov, Oleksiy (Author) and Taylor, Peter (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of the Korean Society of Mathematical Education Series D: Research in Mathematical Education
Journal Citation12 (3), pp. 179-191
Number of Pages13
Year2008
Place of PublicationSeoul, Korea
Web Address (URL)http://ksme.info/
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Although problem solving was a major focus of mathematics education research in many countries throughout the 1990s, not enough is known about how people best acquire problem-solving skills. This paper is an attempt to advance further development of problem-solving skills of talented school students through combination of some methods accessible from curriculum knowledge and more special techniques that are beyond curriculum. Analysis of various problems is provided in detail. Educational aspects of challenging problems in mathematical contests up to IMO level are, also, taken into account and discussed in the paper.

Keywordsproblem solving; thinking strategies; non-routine tasks; conceptual understanding; mathematical contests
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
520401. Cognition
390409. Learning sciences
Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Mathematics and Computing
University of Canberra
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