The Interview in Mathematics Education: The Case of Mental Computation

Heirdsfield, Ann M. (2002) The Interview in Mathematics Education: The Case of Mental Computation. In Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2002, December 2002, Brisbane, Australia.


Use of clinical interview is becoming a significant aspect of many numeracy projects. It is important for teachers to identify children's understanding and misconceptions at all stages in the learning cycle, and the clinical interview appears to be an appropriate technique for gathering information on children's thinking. This paper explores the development of a conceptual framework used as a basis for an investigation into cognitive aspects associated with mental computation. Examples of tasks from clinical interviews which were based on this conceptual framework are described.

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ID Code: 1055
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: mathematics education
ISSN: 1324-9339
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 2002 Australian Association for Research in Education
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:24

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