Experimental study on failures in composing solution structures in mathematical problem problems

Kazuaki Kojima, Kazuhisa Miwa, Tatsunori Matsui

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Abstract

Problem posing is identified as an important activity in mathematics education and a critical skill to be acquired. Several studies implemented support systems for learning of problem posing which aid novice learners in successfully posing appropriate problems. However, such learners may not necessarily success in posing appropriate problems without the support. Toward further support for novice learners in acquiring problem posing as a mathematical skill, we have to understand failures occurring in problem posing by novice learners. This study experimentally investigated problem posing by novices and empirically described their failures. In our investigation, participants were engaged in a learning task to study an example by reproducing it and a novel generation task to pose their own problems, with the results indicating that some participants composed problems whose texts and solutions were inconsistent in the learning task.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
Pages370-377
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 2011 Nov 282011 Dec 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011
CountryThailand
CityChiang Mai
Period11/11/2811/12/2

Keywords

  • Learning from examples
  • Mathematical learning
  • Problem posing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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    Kojima, K., Miwa, K., & Matsui, T. (2011). Experimental study on failures in composing solution structures in mathematical problem problems. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011 (pp. 370-377). (Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2011).