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ERIC Number: EJ932638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
Mathematical Reasoning Requirements in Swedish Upper Secondary Level Assessments
Palm, Torulf; Boesen, Jesper; Lithner, Johan
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v13 n3 p221-246 2011
We investigate the mathematical reasoning required to solve the tasks in the Swedish national tests and a random selection of Swedish teacher-made tests. The results show that only a small proportion of the tasks in the teacher-made tests require the students to produce new reasoning and to consider the intrinsic mathematical properties involved in the tasks. In contrast, the national tests include a large proportion of tasks for which memorization of facts and procedures are not sufficient. The conditions and constraints under which the test development takes place indicate some of the reasons for this discrepancy and difference in alignment with the reform documents. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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