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Améliorer l'engagement des élèves dans la résolution de problèmes simples

Abstract : Resolving problems is key to the learning process. It is especially at the core of the French educational program in mathematic aiming at developing skills to search, reason and communicate through problem-solving.
However, defining problems is multifaceted. So, approaches to mathematical problem-solving should be thought.
Mathematicians and other discipline practitioners have investigated the teaching of problem solving. For example, one can mention the heuristic approach to characterize the process of solving mathematical problems or a more recent approach that accommodates work on basic problems with the building of a basic problems network.
This report intends to evaluate what tools or tasks could be useful to engage all pupils in basic-additive-mathematical-problems solving.
Experience shows that pupils are more reluctant at engaging into problem solving than calculus algorithms. They also tend to take data as presented in the text rather than to analyse and interpret them.
Analysis and structure of mathematical problems therefore plays a pivotal role in improved problem solving and, as a result, better motivation of pupils.
Drawing or plotting schemes are another interesting approach that helps pupils to understand the problem statement before they start calculations.
Finally, regular problem-solving sessions and building connections between different problems help pupils to improve their success rate reliably and build a foundation for future learning.
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Hélène Bulté-Loyer. Améliorer l'engagement des élèves dans la résolution de problèmes simples. Education. 2019. ⟨dumas-02418835⟩



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