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Exploring mathematical discussion in word problem-solving


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Title Exploring mathematical discussion in word problem-solving
Creator Sepeng, Percy Webb, Paul
Subject Mathematics Education mathematical discussion; word problems
Description This study explored whether discussion as a teaching strategy in mathematics classrooms could have positive gains in improving learners’ problem-solving performance, as well as their ability to make sense of real wor(l)d problems. This article discusses the partial findings of a bigger study that used a pre-test intervention or post-test mixed-method design and utilised both quantitative and qualitative data. Analysis of the data generated from both pre-tests and post-tests suggests that the intervention strategy significantly improved the experimental group’s problem-solving skills and sense-making performance. The statistical results illustrate that the experimental group performed significantly better than the comparison group in the post-test. The main finding of this study is that in classrooms of experimental schools in which discussion technique was successfully implemented, there was a statistically significant improvement in the learners’ competence in solving word problems.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2012-08-15
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/octet-stream text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v33i1.60
Source Pythagoras; Vol 33, No 1 (2012); 8 pages 2223-7895 1012-2346
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2012 Percy Sepeng, Paul Webb