Power and Creativity in Mathematics: Using

Open-Ended Problems in the Mathematics Classroom

 

Kyle Schultz

Doctoral Student, Department of Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Georgia

105 Aderhold Hall

Athens, GA 30602-7124

Phone:  706.542.4569    Fax:  706.542.4551

Email: kschultz@uga.edu

 

Presented as a colloquium for the Mathematics Education Student Association at the University of Georgia, October 31, 2005.

 

References

 

Becker, J. P., & Shimada, S. (Eds.). (1997). The open-ended approach: A new proposal for teaching mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

 

Bush, W. S., & Greer, A. S. (Eds.). (1999). Mathematics assessment: A practical handbook for grades 9-12. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

 

Stevenson, F. W. (1992). Exploratory problems in mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse Side: An example of the guidelines given to students for a project involving an open-ended problem.