1. Polya, G.
How to Solve it, a New Aspect of Mathematical Method.
New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1973.
Polya has provided us with a 253 page edition of his method for using problem solving in the classroom. We suggest that any teacher who is about to use our steps for problem solving should read this book first.
2. Bye, M. F.
Reading in Mathematics and Cognitive Development.
Eric Ed. 124926, 1975.
This is a thesis with eight other sources listed. It deals with a psychologist’s point of view.
3. Riley, James D. and Pactman, Andrew B.
Reading In Mathematical Word Problems’ Telling Them What To Do Is Not Telling Them How To Do It.
Journal of Reading. Volume 21, March 1978.
In this article the authors discuss the fact that students must be active participants.
4. Lees, Fred.
Mathematics and Reading
. Journal of Reading. Volume 19, May 1976.
Lees discusses the problems with eye movements.
5. Troutman, Andria Price and Lichtenberg, Betty rlunkett.
Problem Solving in the General Mathematics Classroom
. Mathematics Teacher, November 1974.
This reference is similar to Polya’s in that it lists steps to solve word problems.
6. Ewing, David W.
Discovering Your Problem Solving Style.
Psychology Today, December 1977.
This article discusses different styles for solving problems, and what affect they have on careers.
7. Sternberg, Robert J.
Stalking the IQ Quark
. Psychology Today, September 1979.
In the study of the human intelligence, researchers observe what happens in the problemsolving process.
8. Curcic, Barbara.
Mathematical Quotations For All Occasions
. The Mathematics Teacher, January 1976.
Curcic discusses the values of quotations in the classroom and lists some excellent quotes from some poets including’ Lewis Carroll, Carl Sandburg, Kasner and Newman, Cassius Jackson Keyser, and Leonardo Da Vinci.
9. Mathematics Curriculum For the 1980’s Committee, Task Force on Recommendations, and Priorities in School Mathematics Project (Prism) Members.
An Agenda For Action, Recommendations for School Mathematics of the 1980’s
. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc. Virginia 1980.
10. Dunn, Kenneth and Dunn, Rita.
Practical Approaches to Individualize Instruction Contracts and Other Effective Teaching Strategies
. Parker Publishing Company. New York, 1972.
This helps teachers get started with individualizing and developing contract activity packages.