Heuristics in School Mathematics
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Heuristika koolimatemaatikas
Course title in English
Heuristics in School Mathematics
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
Madis Lepik (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Students know the basic heuristic strategies and can use the model of problem solving
Students have developed positive attitudes towards applying heuristics in teaching mathematics.
Brief description of the course
The course focuses on the application of heuristics approaches in school mathematics.
Students are presented the methods, procedures, strategies and heuristics that students can use in solving problems. A four-phase model of the problem solving process: understanding the problem, devising a plan, carrying out the plan and looking back, and problem solving strategies are acquainted.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge of the model of problem solving and heuristic starategies;
- has ability to use different heuristic strategies in problem solving;
- has positive attitudes towards applying heuristics in school mathematics.

Madis Lepik