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ERIC Number: EJ781059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Upper Secondary Students' Task Reasoning
Bergqvist, T.; Lithner, J.; Sumpter, L.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n1 p1-12 Jan 2008
Upper secondary students' task solving reasoning was analysed, with a focus on grounds for different strategy choices and implementations. The results indicate that mathematically well-founded considerations were rare. The dominating reasoning types were algorithmic reasoning, where students tried to remember a suitable algorithm, sometimes in a random way, and guided reasoning, where progress was possible only when essentially all important strategy choices were made by the interviewer. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden