PAMphlet 95:

“The case for learning mathematics through problem solving”

This article in PAMphlet by Peter Sullivan, discusses pedagogical approaches to teaching mathematics with a focus on student centred structured inquiry.

Peter Sullivan explores the case for learning mathematics through problem solving and gives an example of ‘What a structured inquiry lesson might look like.’

Peter initiates the discussion that ‘Learning is enhanced when students work on problems that they don’t yet know how to solve, and these problems are best supported by a particular lesson structure.’

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Peter Sullivan is currently Emeritus Professor of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Monash University. He has extensive experience in research and teaching in teacher education. He was a member of the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences panel of the Australian Research Council College of Experts from 2005 to 2008, and was an editor of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education for 8 years. He is the immediate past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and was the lead writer of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.
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