Error-Eliciting Problems: Fostering Understanding and Thinking

Author: Kien H. Lim
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Student errors are springboards for analyzing, reasoning, and justifying. To induce specific errors and help students learn, choose tasks that might produce mistakes.

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Kien H. Lim,, is a mathematics educator at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is interested in students' mathematical dispositions and enjoys creating mathematical tasks that can challenge students to think. He works with teachers to transform the way that students learn mathematics.

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Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School


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