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ERIC Number: ED374986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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High School Students' Mathematical Problem Posing: An Exploratory Study in the Classroom.
Borba, Marcelo C.
This study investigated how 8 secondary school students coped with the task of choosing their own problems for a 9-week course in an alternative school in Ithaca, New York. The students chose a theme to be investigated before the class started, collected real data on the theme, and if they felt the need for it, analyzed it using Function Probe, a software package. Observation, interview, and journal data from the students and teacher and written work of the students were compiled. Preliminary analysis of the results showed that working with real data made a difference in the level of excitement about data collection, helped the students deal with new issues in mathematics, and helped students feel more control over what they were learning. Contains 22 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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