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Developing students’ strategies for problem solving in mathematics: the role of pre-designed “Sample Student Work”

Evans, Sheila; Swan, Malcolm

Authors

Sheila Evans

Malcolm Swan



Abstract

This paper describes a design strategy that is intended to foster self and peer assessment and develop students’ ability to compare alternative problem solving strategies in mathematics lessons. This involves giving students, after they themselves have tackled a problem, simulated “sample student work” to discuss and critique. We describe the potential uses of this strategy and the issues that have arisen during trials in both US and UK classrooms. We consider how this approach has the potential to develop metacognitive acts in which students reflect on their own decisions and planning actions during mathematical problem solving.

Citation

Evans, S., & Swan, M. (2014). Developing students’ strategies for problem solving in mathematics: the role of pre-designed “Sample Student Work”

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2014
Publication Date Sep 15, 2014
Deposit Date Jan 3, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jan 3, 2018
Journal Educational Designer
Electronic ISSN 1759-1325
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 7
Keywords Designed Student Responses; Problem solving; School Mathematics;
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48899
Publisher URL http://www.educationaldesigner.org/ed/volume2/issue7/article25/index.htm
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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