Electronic Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

San Francisco, California, November 4-7, 1999

Paper C030

Issues on Problem Solving: Drawing Implications For a Techno-Mathematics Curriculum at the Collegiate Level

Auxencia A. Limjap

Mathematics Department
De La Salle University
2401 Taft Ave.
1004 Malate
Phone: (632) 524-4611 loc. 420
Fax: (632) 536-0270

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This paper presented various issues about pedagogical and cognitive aspects of problem solving and explored ways to lessen the heavy cognitive load of a problem solving task. It established a problem type schema for students at different levels. It recognized the role of modern technology as a cognitive tool that promotes learning mathematics with understanding. It designed the framework of a techno-mathematics curriculum for algebra at the college level.

Keyword(s): pedagogy, college algebra