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Simplification and Repetition of Mathematical Tasks: A recipe for success or failure?

Houssart, Jenny (2002) Simplification and Repetition of Mathematical Tasks: A recipe for success or failure? Journal of Mathematical Behaviour, 21 (2). pp. 191-202. ISSN 0732-3123

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Additional Information: Primary Mathematics. This article is based on ethnographic data drawn from a six-week period. Observational data is used together with analysis of children's written work. The article takes an emergent perspective as proposed by Cobb and Yackel (1996) which combines sociological and psychological perspectives. The article shows how a small group of children respond to work on fractions being presented in a simple and repetitive way. It is shown that this group of children are actually less successful as the tasks become simpler. This article appeared in an international mathematics education journal based in the United States of America. The journal operates a two-stage peer review process. Reference Cobb, P. and Yackel, E. (1996) ‘Constructivist, emergent and socio-cultural perspectives in the context of developmental research’, Educational Psychologist, 31 (3/4), 175-190.
Controlled Keywords: 5 - 10, Primary school, Maths
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Learning, Curriculum and Communication
IOE Departments > Departments > Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 12:08
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:52
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1398

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