The effect of problem solving method with handout material on achievement in solving max min word problems

1997-05-01
In this study the relative effectiveness of the Problem-Solving Method with Handout Material in teaching/learning word problems related to the concept of maximum-minimum in calculus was investigated. It includes handout material prepared by taking Polya's problem-solving stages. One hundred and sixty-one freshman students, enrolled in two classes, taking the Calculus course at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara were selected for the study. For the investigation three new instruments were developed, administered to the Experimental Group and the Control Group (taught by the Traditional Lecture Method), and statistical analyses were carried out using the computer package program, SPSS. The results of the statistical analysis show that the Problem- Solving Method with Handout Material can significantly help students understand and learn word problems.
Journal of Mathematical Behavior

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Citation Formats
B. Ubuz, “The effect of problem solving method with handout material on achievement in solving max min word problems,” Journal of Mathematical Behavior, pp. 75–85, 1997, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/72616.