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ERIC Number: EJ803649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0732-3123
How Students Structure Their Investigations and Learn Mathematics: Insights from a Long-Term Study
Maher, Carolyn A.
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v24 n1 p1-14 2005
This paper reports on the mathematical thinking of participants of a long-term study, now in its 17th year, who did mathematics together through their public school and early university years. In particular, it describes how fundamental ideas and images of a cohort group of students are elaborated and presented in symbolic expressions of generalized mathematical ideas while exploring problems in grades 10 and 11. From high school and university interview data, we learn from participants how they viewed their mathematical activity in structuring their investigations and justifying their solutions. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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