XIV.  How To Use Pair Problem Solving

In this book, we have used pair problem solving to develop the basic analytical reasoning skills essential for success on standardized tests and throughout school. In a sequel, Beyond Problem Solving and Comprehension (Whimbey & Lochhead, 1984), we provide a thorough preparation for the quantitative sections of the SAT, as well as for the GRE and the professional examinations. But pair problem solving has a much wider array of applications. In this chapter we consider how teachers, students, parents, and managers can use pair problem solving in many of their normal activities.


Pair problem solving can be a lively alternative to modes of teaching you normally employ. Only in rare circumstances is ...

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