Secondary School Students' Representations for Solving Geometric Word Problems in Different Clinical Interviews

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  • Source:
    International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, v7 n1 p73-92 2019. 21 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1204217
      International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology. Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty, Meram, Konya, 42090, Turkey. e-mail: ijermst@gmail.com; Web site: http://ijemst.com
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      2147-611X
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    • Abstract:
      This paper aimed to investigate secondary school students' representations for solving geometric word problems in different clinical interviewing processes. More specifically, the focus was to understand the changes/developments in students' representations through think-aloud interviews (TAIs) and open-ended prompting interviews (OEPIs). Three secondary school students were selected as the participants via maximum variation sampling method. The data sources were obtained from written responses of secondary students for geometric word problems, transcripts of TAIs and transcripts of OEPIs. The results revealed that students generally began to solve word problems by translating verbal representations to pictorial representations without making a complete and careful reading of the problems in TAIs. Due to the local understanding of the problem, they produced useless or incorrect representations. However, the interviewer's prompting questions in OEPIs increased students' awareness and attention to the problems. By this means, students had opportunities to change their pictorial and symbolic representations by making a complete and accurate reading of the statements in the problems, verifying and monitoring their solutions, and realizing their own errors or inadequate geometrical knowledge. Considering the results, we recommend to researchers/teachers who wish to understand students' mathematical thinking in a deeper way to utilize of both clinical interviews together.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Physical Description:
      21
    • Education Level:
      Secondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1204217
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ULUSOY, F.; ARGUN, Z. Secondary School Students’ Representations for Solving Geometric Word Problems in Different Clinical Interviews. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, [s. l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 73–92, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ulusoy F, Argun Z. Secondary School Students’ Representations for Solving Geometric Word Problems in Different Clinical Interviews. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology. 2019;7(1):73-92. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204217&custid=s8280428. Accessed August 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Ulusoy, F., & Argun, Z. (2019). Secondary School Students’ Representations for Solving Geometric Word Problems in Different Clinical Interviews. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 7(1), 73–92. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204217&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ulusoy, Fadime, and Ziya Argun. 2019. “Secondary School Students’ Representations for Solving Geometric Word Problems in Different Clinical Interviews.” International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology 7 (1): 73–92. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204217&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Ulusoy, F. and Argun, Z. (2019) ‘Secondary School Students’ Representations for Solving Geometric Word Problems in Different Clinical Interviews’, International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 7(1), pp. 73–92. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204217&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 21 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ulusoy, F & Argun, Z 2019, ‘Secondary School Students’ Representations for Solving Geometric Word Problems in Different Clinical Interviews’, International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 73–92, viewed 21 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ulusoy, Fadime, and Ziya Argun. “Secondary School Students’ Representations for Solving Geometric Word Problems in Different Clinical Interviews.” International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, vol. 7, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 73–92. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204217&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ulusoy, Fadime, and Ziya Argun. “Secondary School Students’ Representations for Solving Geometric Word Problems in Different Clinical Interviews.” International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology 7, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 73–92. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204217&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ulusoy F, Argun Z. Secondary School Students’ Representations for Solving Geometric Word Problems in Different Clinical Interviews. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology [Internet]. 2019 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Aug 21];7(1):73–92. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1204217&custid=s8280428