Hästö, Peter; Palkki, Riikka (2019) Finnish students′ flexibility and its relation to speed and accuracy in equation solving. Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education, 2019, Vol 24, issue 3-4, pp. 43–58. http://ncm.gu.se/nomad-sokresultat-vy?brodtext=24_34_hasto
Finnish students’ flexibility and its relation to speed and accuracy in equation solving
|Author:||Hästö, Peter1; Palkki, Riikka2|
1University of Turku and University of Oulu, Finland
2University of Oulu, Finland
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202001081559
Nationellt centrum för matematikutbildning (NCM),
|Publish Date:|| 2021-11-30
A total of 266 Finnish students participated in a flexible equation solving test. By flexibility we under-stand the knowledge of multiple strategies and ability to choose the most mathematically appropriate strategy for a given task. Here we focus on the first aspect, namely knowledge of appropriate alterna-tive, so-called innovative strategies. The test measured students’ capacity and inclination for produc-ing innovative strategies. We consider the relationship between these measures and students’ speed and accuracy in solving equations. We find that students with high capacity for innovation have high speed and accuracy. On the other hand, some low capacity students had high speed or accuracy whereas others had low. Inclination for innovation is not related to speed or accuracy.
Nomad. Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk
|Pages:||43 - 58|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
516 Educational sciences
The second author was supported financially by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.
© 2019 The Authors and Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education–Nordisk Matematikkdidaktikk, NOMAD.