Supporting Children's Problem Solving

Year: 
2010
Short Description: 
“Help! I’m stuck!” How many times have you heard a student make a similar plea? What do you consider when deciding how to respond? What reasoning is most productive? As part of a large research project, we explored these questions with 131 prospective and practicing teachers and found patterns in their reasoning. Consider how teachers and professional developers can use these patterns to better support children during problem solving.