This session focuses on examining the background and context of engaging students in mathematical problem solving in the primary school. It looks at using a routine to develop student autonomy in relation to engaging in problem solving and identifies the key strategies that students should draw on. Finally, it will focus on evaluating, categorising and writing problems.
Dr. John O'Shea is a Senior Lecturer with responsibility for the B.Ed. programme in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. He is also a lecturer in Mathematics Education at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.