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Title: Students as partners in complex number task design
Authors: Treffert-Thomas, Stephanie
Jaworski, Barbara
Hewitt, David P.L.
Vlaseros, Nikolaos
Anastasakis, Marinos
Keywords: Student-partner;
Computer-based task design
Mediation and tool use
Collaborative research
Developmental research
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: © the Authors. Published by Freudenthal Group & Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University.
Citation: TREFFERT-THOMAS, S. ... et al., 2019. Students as partners in complex number task design. IN: Jankvist, U. , van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, M. and Veldhuis., M. (eds.) Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME11), February 6 – 10, 2019, Utrecht. Utrecht, the Netherlands: Freudenthal Group & Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University and ERME.
Abstract: We report on a collaborative project at university level involving students as partners in task design for a bridging mathematics module (known in the UK as a Foundation module) which is part of gaining access to first year degree studies. Three teacher-researchers met regularly with four student partners who developed a set of tasks on matrices and on complex numbers which were trialled with students on this Foundation module. We show the mediational processes by which the tasks developed from ‘static’ designs to more ‘dynamic’ designs using the software Autograph. Our analyses highlighted various tools in the mediation of the learning of mathematics, in the mediation of task development and in the mediation of the engagement of all team members in collaboration.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Sponsor: This project is supported by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) Catalyst Fund: Innovations in learning and teaching, and addressing barriers to student success A: Small-scale, ‘experimental’ innovation in learning and teaching. Project code: PK20.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/37864
Publisher Link: http://www.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de/~erme/index.php?slab=proceedings
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