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ERIC Number: ED529402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Developing Pre-Algebraic Thinking in Generalizing Repeating Pattern Using SOLO Model
Lian, Lim Hooi; Yew, Wun Thiam
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 6 p774-780 2011
In this paper, researchers discussed the application of the generalization perspective in helping the primary school pupils to develop their pre-algebraic thinking in generalizing repeating pattern. There are two main stages of the generalization perspective had been adapted, namely investigating and generalizing the pattern. Since the Biggs and Collis' (1982) cognitive development model, SOLO model (structure of the observing learning outcome model), is more thoroughly worked out for describing and analyzing students' conceptualizations and understandings in the algebra learning, researchers claimed that the proposed framework enables primary school pupils' pre-algebraic thinking to be described systematically. Researchers hypothesized that primary school pupils could exhibit three levels of pre-algebraic thinking in solving repeating pattern task based on SOLO model, namely, uni-structural, multi-structural and relational. This paper drew an adaptation of the SOLO model that provides teachers and their pupils with a pedagogically sound template which can be used to develop pre-algebraic thinking. (Contains 3 figures.) [This paper is made possible with funding from the Short Term Grant of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A