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Problem Solving in Mathematics, Grades 3-6 Powerful Strategies to Deepen Understanding by Alfred S. Posamentier

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


Problem Solving in Mathematics, Grades 3-6 Powerful Strategies to Deepen Understanding by Alfred S. Posamentier

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


Demonstrates problem solving strategies with solutions and teaching notes and allows the teacher to create a collection of problems to fit a particular grade level. -- Janice L. Richardson, Associate Professor and Education Coordinator, Department of Mathematics Helps fill a gap in the field of mathematics education-a specific explication with appropriate examples of the variety of problem solving approaches. -- Pearl Solomon, Author A wonderful collection of problems that were thoroughly researched and presented. -- Timothy J. McNamara, National K-12 Consultant/Professional Developer

About the Author

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 committee responsible for preparing the Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics of the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM). He was also the editor of the NCTM's 1980 yearbook Problem Solving in School Mathematics. He is the author or co-author of more than 20 books for teachers of mathematics, including Assessing Reasoning and Problem Solving: A Sourcebook for Elementary School Teachers. He has served as a consultant to and has conducted many workshops for school district throughout the United States and Canada, as well as delivering major presentations in Austria, Hungary, Australia, and international professional meetings, where his major focus is on preparing all students to reason and problem-solve in their mathematics classroom, as well as in their lives. Krulik received his BA degree in mathematics from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and his MA and EdD in mathematics education from Columbia University's Teachers College.

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Publication date

14th April 2009


Alfred S. Posamentier

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SAGE Publications Inc


152 pages


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Educational: Mathematics & numeracy



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