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ERIC Number: ED489546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Enhancing Mathematical Literacy with the Use of Metacognitive Guidance in Forum Discussion
Kramarski, Bracha; Mizrachi, Nava
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of forum discussion embedded within metacognitive guidance on mathematical literacy. In particular the study compares two learning environments: (a) Forum discussion with metacognitive guidance (FORUM+META); and (b) Forum discussion without metacognitive guidance (FORUM). Participants were 43 seventh-grade students (boys and girls) who practiced online problem solving in two classes. It was found that students who were exposed to FORUM+META discussion outperformed students that were not exposed to metacognitive guidance (FORUM discussion) on mathematical literacy. The effects were observed on various aspects of solving real-life tasks: (a) Understanding the task; (b) Using mathematical strategies; (c)Processing information; and (d) Using mathematical reasoning. A section entitled The Pizza Task is appended. [For complete proceedings, see ED489538.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 7
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Language: English
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