The Effect of Instruction on Students' Generation of Diagrams

Diezmann, Carmel M. (1997) The Effect of Instruction on Students' Generation of Diagrams. In Biddulph, Fred & Carr, Ken (Eds.) 20th Annual Conference of Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia : People in mathematics education, 1997, Rotorua, New Zealand.


Although the use of diagrams is advocated in mathematics, support for this instructional practice appears to be intuitive rather than evidentiary. A case study was used to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction in diagram generation with Year 5 students. The results suggest that although instruction can have a positive effect on students’ diagram generation, the success of the program is dependent on the teachers’ understanding of the role of diagram generation in problem solving and how diagram generation can be facilitated.

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ID Code: 5923
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Mathematics, Instruction, diagram, primary, problem solving
ISBN: 0908851367
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:36

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