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1 “Giving It A Go” – Problem Choice to Enhance Chances of Student Success Robert DeAbreu M.Ed Student Mathematics Education Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, UBC Thurs, January 31, 2013 http://www.flickr.com/photos/prathambooks/4168631460/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/prathambooks/3693639102/sizes/l/

2 Truth Tiles Use each of the numbers from 1 to 9, each only once, to fill in the blanks so that the three equations are true. As you work, think of the following: -How does this problem work for the intended purpose? What other purposes could it fulfill? -Ways that the problem could be modified or extended. http://www.flickr.com/photos/flowercat/3608913637/ Problem from: http://www.maths300.esa.edu.auhttp://www.maths300.esa.edu.au

3 AlexanderdrachmannAlexanderdrachmann http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/sizes/l/http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/sizes/l/ Young Children’s Intuition Jung, M., Kloosterman, P., & McMullen, M. (2007). Research in Review: Young Children’s Intuition for Solving Problems in Mathematics. Young Children, 62(5), 50–57. Persistent Problem Solving http://blog.mrmeyer.com Math Anxiety Krinzinger, H., Kaufmann, L., & Willmes, K. (2009). Math Anxiety and Math Ability in Early Primary School Years. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 27(3), 206–225. doi:10.1177/0734282908330583 El-Kafafi, S. (2011). Why is it hard to engage students? Investigating epistemological theories underlying teaching and learning mathematics. World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 8(1), 41–53. doi:10.1108/20425945201100003 References


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