Teacher preparation for a problem solving curriculum
Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated (MERGA 2009) on "Crossing divides", Wellington, New Zealand, 5 – 9 July 2009
The role of the teacher is central to the success of any curriculum innovation. Thus, teachers’ professional development has become an increasingly important subject of discussion in recent education literature. In the design and implementation of the project reported here, teachers’ preparation for the problem-solving curriculum featured prominently. This paper discusses the challenges of selecting a suitable problem and ways of using it productively within a professional development programme that the authors carried out for the teachers involved in the project.