FACTORS AFFECTING MIDDLE SCHOOL SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS’ PROBLEM-POSING PROCESSES


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Kar T.

Proceedings of the 44rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Kangshan, Taiwan, 19 - 22 July 2021, pp.1-8

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Kangshan
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8

Abstract

This study aimed to examine middle school sixth grade students’ thinking processes

during posing problems and to discover the determinants of their problem-posing

processes. Eight students were asked to write three problems for each of the two

semi-structured problem-posing tasks, and then interviews were conducted with them.

The data were analyzed by means of the thematic analysis method. The findings of this

study indicated that students were affected by the mathematical structure of the activity

and their own situations when they were posing problems. In addition, eight codes

were determined under these themes, and it was observed that students tended to use

multiple codes together for different problems.