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Studying student interactive positioning in collaborative mathematics problem solving: The case of four Chinese students

Shu Zhang, Man Ching Chan, Yiming Cao, G Hine (ed.), S Blackley (ed.), A Cooke (ed.)

Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia | Published : 2019


This paper reports on an investigation of the student interaction and group development of a four-student group during collaborative mathematics problem solving. Video and written transcript of the group interaction were analysed. The group problem solving has been described by the flow of negotiative events in terms of topics discussed within the group. Positioning theory framed four interaction positions which described student interaction. A mutual relationship between the two has been identified in this case. Implications for collaborative problem solving are discussed.