The analysis of middle school students` problem posing types and strategies

- Journal title : The Mathematical Education
- Volume 55, Issue 1, 2016, pp.73-89
- Publisher : Korea Society of Mathematical Education
- DOI : 10.7468/mathedu.2016.55.1.73

Title & Authors

The analysis of middle school students` problem posing types and strategies

Joo, Hongyun; Han, Hyesook;

Joo, Hongyun; Han, Hyesook;

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze middle school students` problem posing types and strategies. we analyzed problems posed by 120 middle school students during mathematics class focused on problem posing activities in various aspects. Students` posed problems were classified into five types: not a problem(NP), non-math(NM), impossible(IM), insufficient(IN), sufficient(SU) and each of the posed problems. Students used three kinds of problem posing strategies such as goal manipulation(GM), assumption manipulation(AM), and condition manipulation(CM), and in posing one problem, one or more than two strategies were used. According to the prior studies, problem posing can contributes to the development of students` problem solving ability, creativity, mathematical aptitude, and a broader understanding of mathematical concepts. However, we found that some students had difficulties in posing problems or limited understandings of that. We hope the results of the study contribute to encouraging problem posing activities in mathematics instruction.

Keywords

mathematical problem posing;problem posing strategy;problem posing type;teaching and learning model;

Language

Korean

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