Ahmad, Asmah and Saad, Noor Shah and Ab Ghani, Sazelli (2014) Mathematical problemsolving behavior of successful problem solvers. JURNAL PENDIDIKAN SAINS & MATEMATIK MALAYSIA, 4 (2). pp. 113. ISSN 22320393

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Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mathematical problemsolving behavior of mathematics teachers during their problemsolving endeavors and how their mathematical problemsolving behavior ensured their problemsolving success. Specifically for this study, the teachers’ mathematical problemsolving behavior involved their problemsolving strategies, decisions, and beliefs about mathematics. In view of this, the researcher employed the generic qualitative study design and the collected data included the teacher’ interviews and observations, and their completed mathematics problems document. The teachers’ data were then analyzed based on the conceptual framework of this study which is the conceptual framework of mathematical problemsolving behavior. Also, the mathematics teachers selected for this study were based on their level of degree qualification, years of experience in teaching mathematics, and the education level that they have taught. The findings of the study revealed in detail the teachers’ mathematical problemsolving behaviors however similar or different they were altogether successful in acquiring the solutions to the tasks given. Hence, this study concluded with the mathematical problemsolving behavior of successful problem solvers. This presentation portrayed successful problem solver’s mathematical problemsolving behavior which consisted of solution strategies, decisionmaking episodes, and beliefs about nature and doing mathematics. Thus, this presentation best explain what it takes to be a successful problem solver which involve an individual mathematical problemsolving behavior that consist of her/his problemsolving strategies, decisionmaking episodes, and beliefs about nature of mathematics and doing mathematics.
Item Type:  Article 

Subjects:  Q Science > QA Mathematics 
Faculties:  Faculty of Science and Mathematics 
Depositing User:  Elly Yuswanti Mohd Yusof 
Date Deposited:  05 Feb 2018 04:51 
Last Modified:  05 Feb 2018 04:51 
URI:  http://ir.upsi.edu.my/id/eprint/2371 
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