Mathematical problem solving in primary school
FI Scientific Library, nr. 66. Kolovou, A. (2011) 200 pp.
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A student is engaged in non-routine problem solving when there is no clear pathway to a solution. In contrast to routine problems, such problems cannot be solved through the direct application of a standard procedure. This thesis examined the ability of Dutch upper primary school students to solve non-routine problems with interrelated values and investigated ways to support this ability. The results revealed that even high-achieving students encounter difficulties when solving non-routine problems and lack essential problem solving skills.

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