n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - A multiple solution task : a South African Mathematics Olympiad problem

Volume 2016, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


Exploring and engaging with multiple solution tasks (MSTs), where students are given rich mathematical tasks and encouraged to find multiple solutions (or proofs), has been an interesting and productive trend in problem solving research in recent years. A longitudinal comparative study by Levav-Waynberg and Leikin (2012) suggests that an MST approach in the classroom provides a greater educational opportunity for potentially creative students when compared with a conventional learning environment.

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