Enseñanza eficaz de la resolución de problemas en matemáticas

This article comes from the current concern about the student's low performance in mathematics, as a factor that has caused many of them to drop the school and repeat the same grade. Problem solving has been considered one of the most difficult areas of mathematics for students. Even though boy...

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Autor Principal: Salas Soto, Silvia Elena
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Facutad de Educación, Universidad de Costa Rica 2008
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/educacion/article/view/527
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23318
Sumario: This article comes from the current concern about the student's low performance in mathematics, as a factor that has caused many of them to drop the school and repeat the same grade. Problem solving has been considered one of the most difficult areas of mathematics for students. Even though boys and girls are able to solve mechanically basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), they do not know how to apply them for solving problems. This is because students have been taught to act in a mechanical and repetitive way. Therefore, it is important to make people conscious about this situation of the Costa Rican educational system. In addition, specific actions must be taken in order to improve the teaching-learning processes of the problem solving.