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THEORIES AND PRINCIPLES OF PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATHEMATICS

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Doing mathematics means that students are engaged in learning mathematics through reasoning and problem solving (NCTM, 2014). Prospective mathematics teachers need to learn about how to engage students in solving and talking about tasks that can be tackled in different ways by different students. Mathematically, proficient students are able to make sense of a situation, select solution paths, consider alternative strategies and monitor their progress (CCSSO, 2010). Before we can be effective in teaching mathematics, we need to have a good knowledge about what we are supposed to be teaching and how students learn mathematics. We are familiar with why we teach mathematics at the basic and high schools.

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Problem-solving approaches appear in all human endeavors. In mathematics, activities such as posing or defining problems and looking for different ways to solve them are central to the development of the discipline. In mathematics education, the systematic study of what the process of formulating and solving problems entails and the ways to structure problem-solving approaches to learn mathematics has been part of the research agenda in mathematics education. How have research and practicing problem-solving approaches changed and evolved in mathematics education, and what themes are currently investigated? Two communities have significantly contributed to the characterization and development of the research and practicing agenda in mathematical problem-solving: mathematicians who recognize that the process of formulating, representing, and solving problems is essential in the development of mathematical knowledge (Polya 1945 ; Hadamard 1945 ; Halmos 1980 ) and mathematics...

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