## Self-Directed Problem Solving: Idea Production in MathematicsIn order to achieve standards recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and other groups pressing for substantial change in instruction, students must confront the ways in which they approach learning. This book develops levels of self-direction in which students use problem solving to break through misconceptions. |

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### Contents

The Problem | 1 |

A Program for SelfDirection | 17 |

The Power of SelfDirected Thinking | 31 |

Copyright | |

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