Upper secondary students’ task reasoning
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, ISSN 0020-739X, Vol. 39, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Upper secondary students’ task solving reasoning was analysed, with a focus on grounds for different strategy choices and implementations. The results indicate that mathematically well-founded considerations were rare. The dominating reasoning types were algorithmic reasoning, where students tried to remember a suitable algorithm, sometimes in a random way, and guided reasoning, where progress was possible only when essentially all important strategy choices were made by the interviewer.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 39, no 1
Research subject didactics of mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-6853DOI: 10.1080/00207390701464675OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-6853DiVA: diva2:146523