Problem solving scientific modes used when doing word problems

Seweryn-Kuzmanovska, Marzanna and Atanasova-Pacemska, Tatjana and Chalamani, Sonia (2015) Problem solving scientific modes used when doing word problems. In: 2ndInternational Conference Education Across Borders - Critical Thinking in Education. Promo Print, Sh.p.k, Korça, Albania, pp. 454-458. ISBN 9789928146274 (print), 9789928146212 (online)

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The negative attitude towards Mathematics may present an obstacle in students‘ learning and may limit their potentials. Many students become discouraged when they hear that the Natural Sciences entail knowledge of mathematics. Although the teacher and some more gifted students find the word problems easy, most students do not feel so. Instead, they develop aversion to the word problems regardless of the fact that they are essential in solving scientific problems. Word problems solving is a complex task which entails the integration of many concepts, facts and methods. Unlike to arithmetic problems presented with
standardized symbols and requiring specific algorithms application, word problems are very diverse and can often be solved in several ways. Translation of word problems into math symbols is one of the most difficult parts in word problems solving, but also the most important one. Without it, math would be impossible to apply with real problems solving.
This paper presents several methods for solving word problems which contribute to the development of critical thinking with students.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Natural sciences > Matematics
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Tatjana A. Pacemska
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 09:30
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 09:30

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