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ERIC Number: EJ1227629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2323-7112
Teachers' Influence on the Quality of Pupils' Written Explanations -- Third-Graders Solving a Simplified Arithmagon Task during a Mathematics Lesson
Laine, Anu; Ahtee, Maija; Pehkonen, Erkki; Hannula, Markku
LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, v6 n1 p87-104 2018
The aim of this study is to find out whether there is a connection between teacher's request and guidance for written explanation and third-graders' achievements in solving a non-standard problem. Pupils' task was to solve a simplified arithmagon and to explain their solution. The lessons of seven teachers were recorded and their actions were examined and categorized during a problem-solving lesson. Also pupils' solutions were checked and classified. The teacher's behavior seems to have a crucial role in the quality of pupils' written explanations. The third-graders had difficulties in writing their reasoning for solving the problem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland (Helsinki)