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The answer is correct but can I explain it? Student explanations in mathematics

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posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by Brian Doig, Susie GrovesSusie Groves
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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Event

International Symposium Elementry Mathematics Teaching (2007 : Prague, the Czech Republic)

Pagination

92 - 101

Publisher

Charles University Education Faculty

Location

Prague, The Czech Republic

Place of publication

Prague, Czech Republic

Start date

2007-08-19

End date

2007-08-24

ISBN-13

9788072903078

ISBN-10

8072903071

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed; E Conference publication

Copyright notice

2007, Charles University Education Faculty

Editor/Contributor(s)

J Novotna, H Moraova

Title of proceedings

International Symposium Elementry Mathematics Teaching, Proceedings : Approaches to teaching mathematics at the elementry level

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