Journal article

Student participation in peer interaction - Use of material resources as a key consideration in an open-ended problem-solving mathematics task

J Moate, S Kuntze, MCE Chan

LUMAT | LUMA Centre Finland | Published : 2021


This study explores how students deal with material resources in their peer interaction when working in pairs in an open-ended problem-solving task. The productive use of material resources can be expected to support successful peer work. However, research into social phenomena in peer interaction is needed in order to identify and describe productive and less productive forms of dealing with material resources as students participate in open-ended problem-solving tasks. Consequently, this explorative study responds to this research need. Based on multimodal data, including video recordings, transcribed talk and the written contributions from four pairs of Year 7 students aged 12-13 years, t..

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