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Video evidence : what gestures tell us about students' understanding of rate of change

Herbert, Sandra and Pierce, Robyn 2006, Video evidence : what gestures tell us about students' understanding of rate of change, in MERGA 29 : identities cultures and learning spaces : proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Adelaide, S. Aust., pp. 362-371.

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Title Video evidence : what gestures tell us about students' understanding of rate of change
Author(s) Herbert, SandraORCID iD for Herbert, Sandra orcid.org/0000-0001-5990-5099
Pierce, Robyn
Conference name Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference (29th : 2006 : Hobart, Tas.)
Conference location Hobart, Tas.
Conference dates 1-5 Jul. 2006
Title of proceedings MERGA 29 : identities cultures and learning spaces : proceedings of the 29th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Editor(s) Grootenboer, Peter
Zevenbergen, Robyn
Chinnappan, Mohan
Publication date 2006
Conference series Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference
Start page 362
End page 371
Publisher MERGA
Place of publication Adelaide, S. Aust.
Summary This paper reports on insights into students’ understanding of the concept of rate of change, provided by examining the gestures made, by 25 Year 10 students, in videorecorded interviews. Detailed analysis, of both the sound and images, illuminates the meaning of rate-related gestures. Findings indicate that students often use the symbols and metaphors of gesture to complement, supplement, or even contradict verbal descriptions. Many students demonstrated, by the combination of their words and gestures, a sound qualitative understanding of constant rate, with a few attempting to quantify rate. The interpretation of gestures may provide teachers with a better understanding of the progress in their students’ thinking.
ISBN 1920846123
9781920846121
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2006, MERGA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028769

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