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ERIC Number: EJ1112221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2014-3621
Elementary Students' Spontaneous Metacognitive Functions in Different Types of Mathematical Problems
Mokos, Evagelos; Kafoussi, Sonia
REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, v2 n2 p242-267 Jun 2013
Metacognition is the mind's ability to monitor and control itself or, in other words, the ability to know about our knowing (Dunlosky & Bjork, 2008). In mathematics education, the importance of the investigation of students' metacognition during their mathematical activity has been focused on the area of mathematics problem solving. This study investigates the spontaneous emergence of the metacognitive functions of control and monitoring, during the solving of different types of mathematical problems with fifth grade students. We used the "think aloud" method on a group of ten year old students and the results showed that metacognitive strategies were used by the students so as the metacognitive functions of control and monitoring to be achieved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece (Athens)
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