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Modalities of rules and generalising strategies of Year 8 students for a quadratic pattern.

Chua, Boon and Hoyles, Celia (2014) Modalities of rules and generalising strategies of Year 8 students for a quadratic pattern. In: Proceedings of the Joint meeting of PME 38 and PME-NA 36. Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vancouver, p. 305.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the performance of 167 eighth graders in Singapore making generalisations for a quadratic figural pattern presented in a non-successive format. Data were collected through administering a written test in which the students had to establish the functional rule underpinning the pattern. The findings revealed that the students constructed a variety of functional rules, expressed prevalently in symbols using a range of generalising strategies, some of which were novel in the literature.

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Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 10:19
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