Mathematics knowledge for understanding and problem solving

  title={Mathematics knowledge for understanding and problem solving},
  author={Ralph Thomas Putnam},
Abstract Two important aspects of transfer in mathematics learning are the application of mathematical knowledge to problem solving and the acquisition of more advanced concepts, both in mathematics and in other domains. This paper discusses general assumptions and themes of current cognitive research on mathematics learning, focusing on issues of the understanding thought to facilitate transfer of mathematical knowledge. Two studies illustrating these themes are presented, one concerning… CONTINUE READING