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Making sense with diagrams: Students' difficulties with feature-similar problems

Diezmann, Carmel M. (2000) Making sense with diagrams: Students' difficulties with feature-similar problems. In 23rd Annual Conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2000, Freemantle.

Abstract

Students experience a range of difficulties in generating effective diagrams. Hence, it is important to explore these difficulties so they can be addressed during instruction on diagram generation. A cross-study comparison of the results of two network tasks revealed that students experience similar difficulties on feature-similar but non-isomorphic tasks. Students’ difficulties on these tasks appeared to be due to a lack of sense-making in mathematics rather than a difficulty with the problem structure or the generation of a particular type of diagram.

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ID Code: 1501
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: diagrams, feature, similar, non, isomorphic
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 08 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 19:44

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