NCTM San Diego Sessions on Problem Solving

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This is a selection of presentations from the 74th Annual NCTM Meeting, 25-28 April 1996, San Diego, CA.

We will endeavor to collect more information on the individual talks (abstract, preprint, etc.) and on the subject matter (bibliography, ancillary material, related Web sites, etc.).



  • Problem Solving: "Jump" Start the Process Through Investigations
    William R. Speer (Bowling Green State Univ., Bowling Green, OH)
    (Bowling Green St. Univ., Bowling Green, OH)
    Level: 5-9, Type: Regular

  • Young Children Solving Problems: Activities to Foster Thinking and Communication
    Wayne Gable (Langford Elementary School, Austin, TX)
    Level: K-2, Type: Extended

  • Problem Solving - The No. 1 Standard. How Do We Make it a Reality in the Classroom??
    Dan Dolan (PIMMS/Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT)
    Level: 5-8, Type: Talk About It

  • Problem Solving with Teachers, Parents, and Students
    Bettye D. Forte (Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth, TX)
    Level: 5-8, Type: Extended

  • The Teaching and Testing of Problem Solving, Reasoning and Critical Thinking (Part 1)
    Stephen Krulik (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA)
    Level: 5-8, Type: Regular

  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills in the Middle Grades
    Tommy G. Smith (University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL)
    Level: 6-8, Type: Extended

  • Children Solving Problems: Using Video to Interpret Strategies and Infer Meaning
    Patricia F. Campbell (University of Maryland, College Park, MD)
    Level: K-5, Type: Reflecting on Practice

  • The Teaching and Testing of Problem Solving, Reasoning and Critical Thinking (Part 2)
    Jesse A. Rudnick (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA)
    Level: 5-8, Type: Regular

  • Learning as They Play: Problem Solving Strategies Built Through Games
    Jean Marie Grant (Bradley University, Peoria, IL)
    Level: 1-6, Type: Extended

  • THAT WILL WORK! Hands On Ideas for Teaching Problem Solving to Very Young Children
    Virginia Sanford (Region V Education Service Center, Beaumont, TX)
    Level: K-2, Type: Extended

  • Decision Time: Calculator, Head, or Paper
    Roger A. Enge (Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, CA)
    Level: 9-14, Type: Extended

  • Making Problem Solving Pleasurable for Primary Pupils: Materials, Activities, & Ideas
    Ralph Connelly (Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario)
    Bob Sovchik (University of Akron, Akron, OH)
    Level: K-3, Type: Mini-Course

  • Building Connections to Improve Problem Solving
    Carol L. Howald (University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA)
    Connie L. McLean (University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA)
    Level: 9-12, Type: Regular

  • Proportional Reasoning: Bridges to Problem Solving
    Kathryn Chval (University of Illinois, Chicago, IL)
    Level: 5-8, Type: Mini-Course

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