Problem-based learning is a teaching approach that can be applied to early childhood mathematics education. Open-ended problems and multiple solution strategies are the basis for this method. Educational theorists and three sets of current mathematics education standards lay the groundwork for and support problem-based learning. Also, a variety of scientific studies have proven problem-based learning to be an effective teaching strategy. This thesis also provides several examples for how to implement problem-based learning into an early childhood mathematics classroom.
Simmons, Kelly, "Problem-Based Learning in Early Childhood Mathematics Education" (2014). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 5789.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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