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Problem Solving in Early Mathematics Teaching―A Way to Promote Creativity?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6525-9871
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2018 (English)In: Creative Education, ISSN 2151-4755, E-ISSN 2151-4771, Vol. 09, no 12, p. 1775-1793, article id 87180Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents results from a design research study where 145 six-year-old were taught mathematics through problem solving. In the article, the implementation of the first problem solving task within the study—“the tower task”—is explored together with interviews focusing on the children’s perceptions of the task as well as of problem solving in general. The results indicate that the children experienced the task as fun and accessible even though very few of them could solve it with ease. Further, the children seemed to make use of and develop their creativity by working on the problem-solving task. In the article, possibilities and limitations whit implementing problem solving in early mathematics education are discussed.

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Scientific Research Publishing, 2018. Vol. 09, no 12, p. 1775-1793, article id 87180
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Problem-Solving, Creativity, Mathematics, Preschool Class, Design Research
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Didactics Mathematics
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Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69148DOI: 10.4236/ce.2018.912129OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-69148DiVA, id: diva2:1246719
Available from: 2018-09-10 Created: 2018-09-10 Last updated: 2019-09-25Bibliographically approved

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