Problem Solving Methods Of Teaching
Next, say the magic words, "Let's find out" and begin exploring information and experimenting.
In this example, the teacher gathered the students' prior knowledge so that he could assess their background and then decide how best to approach the problem.
The teacher bought a toy that all the children like to play with.
A problem is something that gets students thinking. A problem sparks more questions, a problem sparks more questions until the sparks make a raging fire.
Mathematics is about question asking as much as it is about question answering.
The development and use of problem-solving skills also improves learning.
Rossman (1993) suggests that when students use problem-solving skills, "The role of the student changes from a passive recipient of information to a participant in the creation of understanding.