Operationalize mathematical sophistication in a collaborative problem-solving: a conceptual paper

Dung Tran, John Munro

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Abstract

This conceptual paper proposes a model to describe the quality of student dialogue during participative collaborative problem solving. Drawing on the participation metaphor of learning, we argue that the construct of mathematical sophistication is useful to describe the quality. We then present two frameworks, mathematical competencies and mathematical practices, as ways to operationalise the construct in the collaborative problem-solving setting. We argue that by using a networking theories approach, the two frameworks will provide nuances of levels of mathematical sophistication that can be observed in student interaction. In addition, they could provide an analysis of both individual and group contributions to mathematical sophistication in a collaborative task setting. Implications of using two approaches for conceptualising mathematical sophistication for future mathematics education research and teaching practices are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics education research: impacting practice
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsG. Hine, S. Blackley, A. Cooke
Place of PublicationPerth
PublisherMERGA
Pages723-730
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (42nd : 2019) - Curtin Unversity, Perth, Australia
Duration: 30 Jun 20194 Jul 2019

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (42nd : 2019)
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period30/06/194/07/19

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