The answer is correct but can I explain it? Student explanations in mathematics
Doig, Brian and Groves, Susie 2007, The answer is correct but can I explain it? Student explanations in mathematics, in International Symposium Elementry Mathematics Teaching, Proceedings : Approaches to teaching mathematics at the elementry level, Charles University Education Faculty, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 92-101.
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International Symposium Elementry Mathematics Teaching, Proceedings : Approaches to teaching mathematics at the elementry level
Novotna, Jarmila Moraova, Hana
Symposium Elementary Maths Teaching
Charles University Education Faculty
Place of publication
Prague, Czech Republic
This paper explores an aspect of mathematics that has been overlooked often - student explanation, or communication. The data used is derived from a large-scale project in Victoria. Australia, the Improving Middle Years Mathematics and Science (IMYMS) project. Primary student explanations on two open-response items are examined to illustrate the bene tits of incorporating this type of item in mathematical assessments. Techniques for analysing the data and displaying the results of the analysis are presented. The analysis shows clearly how more sophisticated thinking and explanations develop - information of benefit to teachers of these students.
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Field of Research
130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy 200101 Communication Studies
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