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Abstracting by constructing and revising a ‘partially correct construct’ : a case study

Williams, Gaye 2010, Abstracting by constructing and revising a ‘partially correct construct’ : a case study, in MERGA 2010 : Shaping the future of mathematics education : Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA, Fremantle W.A., pp. 634-641.

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Title Abstracting by constructing and revising a ‘partially correct construct’ : a case study
Author(s) Williams, Gaye
Conference name Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference (33rd : 2010 : Fremantle, Western Australia)
Conference location Fremantle, W.A.
Conference dates 3-7 Jul, 2010
Title of proceedings MERGA 2010 : Shaping the future of mathematics education : Proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Editor(s) Sparrow, Len
Kissane, Barry
Hurst, Chris
Publication date 2010
Conference series Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Conference
Start page 634
End page 641
Total pages 8
Publisher MERGA
Place of publication Fremantle W.A.
Summary This study draws on data from a broader video-stimulated interview study of the role of optimism in collaborative problem solving. It examines the activity of a Grade 5 student, Tom, whose initial constructing activity resulted in a ‘Partially Correct Construct’. Insistent questioning from another group member pressuring for clarification led to Tom developing a ‘more correct construct’ with further potential for revision. This paper raises questions about influences that can stimulate or inhibit construct refinement.
ISBN 9781920846251
Language eng
Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2010, MERGA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029812

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