Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools, this text provides trainee and practicing teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples, and annotated suggestions for further reading.

Problem Solving

Problem solving


Many mathematical tasks involve a situation consisting of some givens and a goal. This becomes a problem for an individual if the route from the givens to the goal is not immediately obvious. Problem solving is when the individual uses their mathematical knowledge and reasoning to close the gap between ...

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