Mathematics module: Problem solving in mathematics - part A
Lecturers and Teaching Assistants
Dr. Alon Pinto
Course Schedule and Location
Thursday, 09:15 - 11:00, FGS, Rm 5
Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points
Science Teaching (non thesis MSc Track): Lecture; Obligatory; Regular; 2.00 points
Science Teaching: Lecture; Elective; Regular; 2.00 points
For both 1st and 2nd year Rothschild-Weizmann students
Attendance and participation
Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)
In this course we explore mathematical problem solving from practical, theoretical and pedagogical perspectives. During the course, we will engage with selected problem from various areas in mathematics, inquire into and reflect on our problem solving experiences, and develop a shared discourse for explaining, teaching and learning problem solving in mathematics.
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate various problem solving heuristics and technics in the context of unfamiliar mathematical problems, and explain their or their students' problem solving processes, identifying factors that contribute to success or failure.