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ERIC Number: EJ1110272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2148-9955
Productive Struggle in a Geometry Class
Zeybek, Zulfiye
International Journal of Research in Education and Science, v2 n2 p396-415 Sum 2016
Struggle and its connection to learning are central to improve student learning and understanding of mathematics. A description of what a student's productive struggle looks like in the setting of classrooms can provide insight into how teaching can support or hinder the student's learning process. In order for any struggle to be productive, these struggles with mathematics must be documented. However, prior studies on student struggles are limited and have primarily focused on examining whether or not struggle occurred. Thus, the purpose of this study is to describe pre-service middle grade teachers' (PSTs) struggle types in details as well as to investigate how engaging in a non-routine high level task (doing mathematics) fosters (or inhibits) productive struggle during instruction.
International Journal of Research in Education and Science. Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty, Meram, Konya 42090 Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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