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Exploring evidence of mathematical tasks and representations in the drawings of middle school students


Hatisaru, V, Exploring evidence of mathematical tasks and representations in the drawings of middle school students, 26th Conference of Mathematical Views (MAVI26), 16-18 September, DIMAVI26 (2020) [Conference Extract]

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As part of a larger research project exploring a group of 120 Turkish middle school studentsí (grades 6 to 8, aged 11 to 14) perceptions of their mathematics classroom experiences, this study presents an analysis of the nature of mathematical tasks and the forms of mathematical representations depicted in studentsí drawings. An analysis of the data obtained from the studentsí drawing task (Draw a Mathematics Classroom Test) revealed little to no variety in studentsí classroom experiences in relation to the types of mathematical tasks or mathematical representations. The most common mathematical tasks were found to be tasks that focus on procedural skills, while the most common way students represented the mathematics was through symbolic representations. None of the student drawings involved physical or contextual representations. Findings raise concerns about whether Turkish students are well prepared for the demands of the 21st century.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:classroom experiences, drawings, mathematical tasks, mathematical representations, middle school students
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Secondary education
UTAS Author:Hatisaru, V (Dr Vesife Hatisaru)
ID Code:141736
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-11-15
Last Modified:2021-05-19

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