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Topic: Problem Solving
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CHAPMAN@APSICC.APS.EDU

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Problem Solving
Posted: Dec 10, 1995 9:49 PM
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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
drills--at 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





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