A Primer for Preproblem Ponderings: Anticipating the Answer

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  • 1 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7048
  • 2 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7048

The value of anticipating the answer as a problem solving technique. Article discusses questions to ask about the form of an answer and its relationship to the conditions of the problem. Includes several examples useful for all students to develop a problem solving strategy.

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Karen Cohen publications address mathematics problem solving, random graph theory, and designing mathematics enrichment programs.

Thomasenia Adams is interested in algebra, geometry, measurement, multicultural mathematics, and curriculum integration.

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