Integrating Puzzles and General Problem-solving Techniques into Existing Undergraduate Mathematics Classes
Keywords:Puzzles, Problem-solving, Undergraduate mathematics
The goal of this paper is to offer tools and tips for integrating puzzles and general problem-solving techniques into existing undergraduate mathematics classes - primarily prerequisite, lower-level classes. I discuss the research into the benefits of puzzles in mathematics education at the undergraduate level. Next, I delve into some general problem-solving techniques that offer a framework to solving puzzles, as well as provide an example set of puzzles with reference to the stated solving techniques. Finally, I set out a structure for integration of puzzles into undergraduate classes with examples for how these problem-solving techniques can be applied to traditional mathematics curriculum.
How to Cite
Peet, B. (2023). Integrating Puzzles and General Problem-solving Techniques into Existing Undergraduate Mathematics Classes. Turkish Journal of Mathematics Education, 4(1), 33–43. Retrieved from https://tujme.org/index.php/tujme/article/view/76
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