Evaluating the effectiveness of the strategy 'Draw a diagram' as a cognitive tool for problem solving

Diezmann, Carmel M. (1995) Evaluating the effectiveness of the strategy 'Draw a diagram' as a cognitive tool for problem solving. In 18th Annual Conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Darwin.


Traditionally the effectiveness of the strategy draw a diagram as a problem solving tool has been assessed by using end product measures such as frequency and spontaneity of diagram use, performance scores, solution times, and the appropriateness of the diagram drawn. This paper argues that these measures can be unreliable and proposes that the dynamic use of the diagram should be monitored to ensure the validity of the assessment.

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ID Code: 1504
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: diagrams, problem solving
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 08 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:25

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