On the construction of a problem sequence

B1 Non-refereed journal articles

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Lars Burman
Publisher: University of Zadar Departement of teacher and preschool teacher education
Place: Zadar
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Magistra Iadertina
Volume number: 12
Issue number: 1


article is a complementary article to three earlier published articles (Burman
& Wallin, 2014; Burman, 2014; Burman, 2016) about the use of problem sequences
in mathematics instruction in the grades seven to nine in Finland. The pupils work
with problems using the same strategy in different contexts, or with only one
problem where they gradually proceed towards the solution. In both cases, the problems
are solved in steps under the guidance of the teacher. The
article focuses on the considerations designer of a problem sequence has, as
the design of the sequence is accomplished. In general, the pupils are supposed
to be provided with the possibility to think creatively, to work mostly in
groups but also individually, and to be inspired by tasks related to real-world


Creative thinking, Mathematical problem solving, Problem sequences, Teacher Guidance

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