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Problem Solving
Posted:
Dec 10, 1995 9:49 PM


Drills are great! Drills are important! Drills are not problem solving, but they certainly might contribute to some greater facility in solving problems. A problem solving approach does NOT preclude drillsat least not in my class. AND students don't have to be totally competent in computation in order to need to or to be able to solve problems at beginning levels. In other words, you don't have to wait until students have MASTERED skills before you ask them to solve problems which might involve using those skills. In fact, solving problems can contribute greatly to understanding and building skills. They aren't mutually exclusive in either way. Cindy



