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Students’ Mathematical Reasoning and Beliefs in Non-routine Task Solving
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Mathematics Education. Linköping University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8498-8014
Linköping University; School Administration, Municipality of Hudiksvall.
Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Stockholm University.
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, ISSN 1571-0068, E-ISSN 1573-1774, 1-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Beliefs and problem solving are connected and have been studied in different contexts. One of the common results of previous research is that students tend to prefer algorithmic approaches to mathematical tasks. This study explores Swedish upper secondary school students’ beliefs and reasoning when solving non-routine tasks. The results regarding the beliefs indicated by the students were found deductively and include expectations, motivational beliefs and security. When it comes to reasoning, a variety of approaches were found. Even though the tasks were designed to demand more than imitation of algorithms, students used this method and failed to solve the task. © 2016 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan

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2016. 1-18 p.
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Beliefs, Mathematical reasoning, Non-routine tasks, Problem solving, Upper secondary school
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Didactics Mathematics
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Education and Learning
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-21287DOI: 10.1007/s10763-016-9712-3ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84959365078OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-21287DiVA: diva2:914549
Available from: 2016-03-24 Created: 2016-03-24 Last updated: 2016-03-29Bibliographically approved

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