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Entangled modes of social interaction in student collaborative problem solving in mathematics: Connecting process and product

M Chan, Vivian Wan, David Clarke, Ewa Bergqvist, Magnus Österholm, Carina Granberg, Lovisa Sumpter

International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education | Published : 2018

Abstract

The Social Unit of Learning project examines individual, dyadic, small group problem solving in mathematics in order to investigate the social nature of learning. Utilising a laboratory classroom equipped with 10 built-in video cameras and more than 15 audio inputs, multiple forms of data were collected, including student written products and high definition video and audio recording of every student and the teacher in the classroom. This paper reports the analysis of a class of Year 7 students’ social inter- actions during pair collaborative problem solving of a mathematical task. The possible connections between the proportion of time spent on different negotiative foci and students’ writt..

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