Problem Solving the Hungarian Way (Part 2) (pp. 9--15)

Janet M. Walker, Bridget C Scanga


Lajos Posa (pronounced Posha) is one of the most prominent mathematics educators in Hungary. The authors introduce readers to the Posa's technique of developing numerous methods as a means to foster student mathematical understanding. The authors illustrate the approach through exploration of multiple solution strategies for the 1000 square task.

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Wolf, N. B. (2015). Modeling with Mathematics: Authentic problem-solving in middle school. Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH.


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