Learning through critiquing: investigating students’ responses to others’ graphs of a real-life functional situation

Karina J. Wilkie, Michal Ayalon

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Abstract

Argumentation activities, such as constructing and communicating claims, critiquing others’ ideas, and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of claims, can play a foundational role in students’ educational development. Yet there is more to understand about utilising these activities for effective mathematics learning. This paper discusses an exploration of 12 Australian students’ responses to a purposefully designed argumentation task on graphing functions to provide insight into their attention to particular functions concepts. Issues related to argumentation task design and functions teaching and learning are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsGregory Hine, Susan Blackley, Audrey Cooke
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages763-770
Number of pages8
Edition1st
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2019 - Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Duration: 30 Jun 20194 Jul 2019
Conference number: 42nd

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2019
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2019
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period30/06/194/07/19

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Wilkie, K. J., & Ayalon, M. (2019). Learning through critiquing: investigating students’ responses to others’ graphs of a real-life functional situation. In G. Hine, S. Blackley, & A. Cooke (Eds.), Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (1st ed., pp. 763-770). Adelaide SA Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.