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Schukajlow, Stanislaw; Krug, André – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2014
Encouraging students to develop multiple solutions for given problems is an important way to improve mathematical knowledge. However, the influence of this teaching element on students' interest-related motivational orientations is an open question. In this article, we report the results of an experimental study (N = 145) that was carried out to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Prompting, Relevance (Education)
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Magiera, Marta T.; Zawojewski, Judith S. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2011
This exploratory study focused on characterizing problem-solving situations associated with spontaneous metacognitive activity. The results came from connected case studies of a group of 3 purposefully selected 9th-grade students working collaboratively on a series of 5 modeling problems. Students' descriptions of their own thinking during…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Metacognition, Grade 9, Problem Solving
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Radford, Luis; Bardino, Caroline; Sabena, Cristina – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2007
In this article, we deal with students' algebraic generalizations set in the context of elementary geometric-numeric patterns. Drawing from Vygotsky's psychology, Leont'ev's Activity Theory, and Husserl's phenomenology, we focus on the various semiotic resources mobilized by students in their passage from the particular to the general. Two small…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Geometric Concepts, Phenomenology, Thinking Skills
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Lobato, Joanne; Clarke, David; Ellis, Amy Burns – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2005
We address the telling/not-telling dilemma in mathematics education. Telling is instructionally important, but has been downplayed because of (a) perceived inconsistencies between telling and constructivism, (b) increased awareness of the negative consequences of relying too heavily on telling, and (c) a focus on "non-telling" actions as…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Constructivism (Learning), Experiments, Intention