In preparing our Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) proposal on the topic of developmental math games aimed at community college students, we’ve partnered with, and sought feedback from, several experts in math education, notably Dr. Michelle Chamberlin of the University of Wyoming. Dr. Chamberlin volunteered to write a short briefing on the theoretical and empirical support for worked example problems (click to see our first post on the topic).
What follows is Dr. Chamberlin’s sketch on the background of worked example problems, which she has kindly agreed to let us publish here.
Worked Example Problems: Theoretical and Empirical Support
by Michelle Chamberlin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming
Worked examples have a strong theoretical foundation in the field of cognitive science Continue reading