Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Peter Liljedahl, Manuel Santos-Trigo, Uldarico Malaspina, Regina Bruder
    Pages 1-39 Open Access

About this book


This survey book reviews four interrelated areas: (i) the relevance of heuristics in problem-solving approaches – why they are important and what research tells us about their use; (ii) the need to characterize and foster creative problem-solving approaches – what type of heuristics helps learners devise and practice creative solutions; (iii) the importance that learners formulate and pursue their own problems; and iv) the role played by the use of both multiple-purpose and ad hoc mathematical action types of technologies in problem-solving contexts – what ways of reasoning learners construct when they rely on the use of digital technologies, and how technology and technology approaches can be reconciled. 


Problem Solving Research Problem Solving Heuristics Creative Problem Solving Problems Solving with Technology Problem Posing Learning Mathematics Educational Technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Liljedahl
    • 1
  • Manuel Santos-Trigo
    • 2
  • Uldarico Malaspina
    • 3
  • Regina Bruder
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Cinvestav-IPN, Mathematics Educ DeptCentre for Res&Advanced Studies-Mexico CityMexico
  3. 3.Pontificia Universidad Católica del PerúLIMAPeru
  4. 4.Technical University DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40729-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40730-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-5947
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-5955
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