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For questions related to creating, categorizing and identifying appropriate problems as well as the benefits of problem solving and related pedagogy including motivation.

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I've often wondered about the "devise a plan" part of Polya's "How to solve it" outline. What we call "problem solving" can be thought of as what to do when you have no idea what to do. From this stan …
asked Mar 11 '16 by Jon Bannon
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The frog jumping puzzle is nice, in that it is very simple but hides some surprising but manageable complexity. Here's a "video game" version. Have the students play with this, and then try to general …
answered Sep 1 '15 by Jon Bannon
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This question is meant to explore the intuition that mathematical thought does not most naturally proceed from writing in one's native language. The hackneyed and not entirely satisfying slogan that m …
asked Aug 17 '16 by Jon Bannon
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One of the major benefits of a good IBL script is that it effectively organizes the experience of students so that their effort does not need to be used on such organization. A good script leads from …
asked Apr 30 '16 by Jon Bannon
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As mathematicians and mathematics educators we very often see the Dunning-Kruger effect in action. Our calculus students are certain that they are masters of Calculus because they took the AP exam. To …
asked Jul 30 '14 by Jon Bannon