Problem-Solving in Mathematics: A Semiotic Perspective for Educators and Teachers

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Problem-solving in mathematics is seen by many students as a struggle. Since the capacity to count and understand basic arithmetical concepts (adding, taking away, etc.) is innate and emerges effortlessly in childhood, why does this negative perception and fear of problem-solving exist? This book counteracts this perception by providing a semiotic analysis of problem-solving and, from this analysis, constructing a pedagogical framework for teaching problem-solving that is consistent with the psychology of how humans learn ...

Problem-Solving in Mathematics: A Semiotic Perspective for Educators and Teachers 2008, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820452401

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