Teaching general problem solving does not lead to mathematical skills or knowledge

John Sweller, Richard Clark, Paul A. Kirschner

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    Abstract

    Problem solving is central to mathematics. Yet problem-solving skill is not what it seems. Indeed, the field of problem solving has recently undergone a surge in research interest and insight but many of the results of this research are both counterintuitive and contrary to many widely held views.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1303-1304
    Number of pages2
    JournalNotices of the American Mathematical Society
    Volume57
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • Problem solving
    • Instruction
    • Mathematics

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