Creative Reasoning More Beneficial For Cognitively Weaker Students
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Prague: Charles University , 2015, 502-503 p.Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
In a study with 91 upper-secondary students the efficiency of two different types of mathematical practice tasks, procedural based algorithmic tasks and creative reasoning tasks, were studied. It was found that although the algorithmic group outperformed the creative group during practice the latter performed significantly better on a follow-up test. Closer inspection revealed that the difference in test performance was, contrary to common beliefs, driven by the cognitively weaker students.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Prague: Charles University , 2015. 502-503 p.
Mathematical reasoning, creative reasoning, cognitive proficiency
Research subject didactics of mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112211ISBN: 978-80-7290-844-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-112211DiVA: diva2:876502
CERME 9 - Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Feb 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
ProjectsLearning by imitative and creative reasoning