Yevdokimov, Oleksiy and Passmore, Tim (2008) Problem solving activities in a constructivist framework: exploring how students approach difficult problems. In: MERGA 31: Navigating Currents and Charting Directions, 28 Jun-1 Jul 2008, Brisbane, Australia.
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The paper describes results of a teaching experiment with five high school (Year 10 and 11) students. Four qualitative characteristics were established: the first step of solution, main information extracted from the problem, generalisation from a problem and completion of solution. From these characteristics the corresponding quantitative indices were introduced and analysed. The structure of two of them, specific SFS and common SHP,are given in detail. Investigation of quantitative indices and their qualitative characteristics gives an opportunity to find out more about interrelations between different stages of the problem-solving process.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Published version deposited with blanket permission of the MERGA President.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||high school students; problem solving; decision making; cognitive processes; mathematical concepts|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330202 Curriculum Studies - Mathematics Education|
|Depositing User:||Dr Oleksiy Yevdokimov|
|Date Deposited:||02 Oct 2009 05:31|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:17|
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