# Winning beliefs in mathematical problem solving

@inproceedings{Zan1999WinningBI, title={Winning beliefs in mathematical problem solving}, author={R. Zan and P. Poli}, year={1999} }

The aim of this study is to define the relationship between the ability in solving mathematical problems and the beliefs about mathematical problem solving. We compare the beliefs of children with or without difficulties in solving mathematical problems, by using a questionnaire. The results show that good solvers and poor solvers have significantly different concepts of a mathematical problem: some beliefs appear to be winning in that they are able to activate the correct utilization of… Expand

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