Title: Teachers' approaches towards word problem solving: Elaborating or restricting the problem context
Authors: Depaepe, Fien ×
De Corte, Erik
Verschaffel, Lieven #
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: Teaching and Teacher Education vol:26 issue:2 pages:152-160
Abstract: This contribution reports about a seven-month long video-based study in two regular Flemish sixth-grade mathematics classrooms. The focus is on teachers' approaches towards problem solving. In our analysis we distinguished between a paradigmatic-oriented (focus on the mathematical structure) and a narrative-oriented (focus on the contextual aspects of a problem) perspective on the problem-solving process. The findings have highlighted that the word problem-solving lessons were more dominated by a paradigmatic than a narrative approach and that interventions in which the relation between the mathematics structure and the realistic constraints of the problem context is addressed, were rare.
ISSN: 0742-051X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Education and Training
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