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Tuomela, Dimitri & Hähkiöniemi, Markus (2018) Variation of student engagement between different algebra tasks. Bergqvist, E., Österholm, M., Granberg, C., & Sumpter, L. (Eds.). (2018). Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 4). Umeå, Sweden: PME. pp. 307-314.

Variation of student engagement between different algebra tasks

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Author: Tuomela, Dimitri1; Hähkiöniemi, Markus2
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
2University of Jyväskylä
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201901101875
Language: English
Published: PME Executive Secretariat, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-01-10
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Abstract

In this study, we analyse how 7th grade students’ engagement during small group work differed in two consecutive algebra lessons: in the first lesson students solved equations and in the second lesson they created equations for other small groups to solve. Data was collected by videorecording the work of two groups in both lessons. Through directed content analysis, categories indicating student engagement were formed based on previous research and refined during analysis. The analysis revealed a change from individual engagement to collaborative engagement between lessons and an increase in many passive students engagement. Task characteristics which may affect the type and amount of engagement are discussed.

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Series: Proceedings of the PME Conference
ISSN: 0771-100X
ISSN-L: 0771-100X
ISBN: 978-91-7601-905-4
Issue: 4
Pages: 307 - 314
Host publication: Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Umeå, Sweden, July 3-8 2018
Host publication editor: Bergqvist, Ewa
Österholm, Magnus
Granberg, Carina
Sumpter, Lovisa
Conference: Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
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Funding: This work has been funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
Copyright information: © 2018 The Authors.