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Alan Schoenfeld; Math Forum  
In his 1987 book, Cognitive science and mathematics education, Schoenfeld wrote a chapter called "What's all the fuss about metacognition?" in response to a challenge from mathematicians (among them Joe Crosswhite, Henry Pollak, Anna Henderson, and Steve Maurer) to explain "what metacognition is, why it's important, and what to do about it  all in clear language that we can understand." Schoenfeld's explanation describes metacognition, or reflecting on how we think, through a discussion of how a problem was solved and what it was about, or where and why a difficulty occurred in the process of problem solving. He also proposes some ways metacognition could be used in the classroom. A geometry.precollege newsgroup discussion.  


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