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Generalisation of linear figural patterns in Secondary School Mathematics

Chua, Boon and Hoyles, Celia (2014) Generalisation of linear figural patterns in Secondary School Mathematics. The Mathematics Educator. p. 1. ISSN 02189100. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

Abstract: This paper reports on the performance of 104 Grade 8 Singapore students in pattern generalising tasks to determine the success rates, the rules formulated and the ways the rules were represented. A written test comprising four linear figural generalising tasks was used and the students had to answer all the four tasks in 45 min. About 70% of the students were successful in rule construction in each task, producing a variety of functional rules expressed prevalently in symbolic notations. Suggestions for practice based on these findings are suggested.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: mathematics education, secondary
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 10:19
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:16
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