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As a prospective math educator who will be teaching in the near future, I was concerned with the idea of preparing my future students for college math courses. I decided to research the effects of teaching students how to appropriately use problem solving strategies in math. My research led me towards looking at the benefits of students becoming better problem solvers and how teachers can implement problem solving into their daily lessons.
When this implementation is successful, students can become more independent with their learning, they are able to work and persevere through challenging problems, and they have a greater chance of being prepared for college math courses. The goal of problem solving is to create "Independent Learners." After conducting my research and discovering these benefits, I hope to implement problem solving strategies into my future classroom.
Grand Forks, ND
College preparation, Independent learning, Problem solving strategies, Problem solving skills
Mathematics | Science and Mathematics Education
Thibert, Cole, "Improving the Problem with Problem Solving" (2017). Essential Studies UNDergraduate Showcase. 6.