Heuristics in School Mathematics

Course code

MLM7405.DT

old course code

Course title in Estonian

Heuristika koolimatemaatikas

Course title in English

Heuristics in School Mathematics

ECTS credits

3.0

Assessment form

assessment

lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester

Madis Lepik (language of instruction:Estonian)

lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester

Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.

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.

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.

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.

- 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.

Teacher

Madis Lepik

Prerequisite course 1