Monday, September 6, 2010

Lesson 2

Today we focused on problem solving. The class solved the five-digit problem as a quiz and did the extension in class. Afterwards they also solved a couple of PSLE problems.

Do we know what defines a problem? What makes a task a problem? What distinguishes a problem from an exercise? In problem solving we cannot not know about George Polya. What did he suggest as the stages in prblem solving? What are some examples of looking back? How does Polya's stages compare to Newman's stages?

Are we able to name heuristics children use?

We ended the session with Bruner's Theory.

There is a task that groups have to complete for the first half of Lesson 3. The focus is on the use of the environment to elarn mathematics and we will begin our investigation on whole numbers and the four basic operations.

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