What Characterises High Achieving Students’ Mathematical Reasoning?
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AuthorHaavold, Per Øystein
This study investigates high achieving students’ mathematical reasoning when given an unfamiliar trigonometric equation. The findings indicate that the students’ way of thinking is strongly linked with imitative reasoning and only when they received some form of guidance, were they able to display flexible and creative mathematical reasoning.
CitationIn Bharath Sriraman, Kyeong Hwa Lee (eds.), "The Elements of Creativity and Giftedness in Mathematics", Advances in Creativity and Giftedness (2011 ), Volume 1
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