Capturing students’ thinking about strategies used to solve mental computations by giving students access to a pedagogical framework

Hartnett, Judy Elizabeth (2008) Capturing students’ thinking about strategies used to solve mental computations by giving students access to a pedagogical framework. In Navigating Currents and Charting Directions : 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 28 June - 1 July 2008, St Lucia, Brisbane.

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Capturing evidence of the strategies that students use when completing mental computation is difficult to do in everyday classroom practice. Teachers do not have access to or time to analyse verbal protocols as researchers do. This study shows that meaningful written recordings of strategy choice and student thinking while completing computations are possible when a scaffolded framework for teaching the strategies is used and the students are given access to this pedagogical framework in a way they can understand and apply.

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ID Code: 18458
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this proceeding can be freely accessed online via the organization’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: mathematics, numeracy, mental computation, pedagogy, thinking
ISBN: 9781920846163
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 MERGA
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2009 03:03
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:09

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