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ERIC Number: EJ747867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
Towards the Modelling of Mathematical Metacognition
Wilson, Jeni; Clarke, David
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v16 n2 p25-48 2004
Metacognition has been accorded a role in both mathematical problem solving and in the learning of mathematics. There has been consistent advocacy of the need for the promotion of metacognitive activity in both domains. Such advocacy can only be effective if the advocated process is well understood. In this paper we have four goals: to describe a "multi-method" technique developed to study student mathematical metacognition; to set out the structural elements and configuration of a coherent model of metacognition in the domain of mathematical problem solving; to report on the empirical utility (and validity) of this model; and, to report the insights into student mathematical metacognition arising from the research. Multi-Method Interview Tasks are appended. (Contains 4 figures.)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. MERGA-GPO Box 2747, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia. Web Site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia