Perspectives and problem solving in an algebra classroom

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Abstract

Perspective theory, an extension and generalization of schema theory, adapts the notion of perspective from psycholinguistics to capture the cognitive and interactional creativity in reasoning and problem solving. This poster applies perspective theory to two problem solving episodes of classroom mathematical discourse. The episodes illustrate the negotiation of differing perspectives, participants' commitment to perspective and demonstrate how perspectival constructions can be interactively achieved. Characteristics of task and positioning may encourage participation in exploratory perspectival construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICLS 2006 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Proceedings
Pages1006-1007
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2006 - Bloomington, IN, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2006Jul 1 2006

Publication series

NameICLS 2006 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2006
CountryUnited States
CityBloomington, IN
Period6/27/067/1/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Van De Sande, C. (2006). Perspectives and problem solving in an algebra classroom. In ICLS 2006 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Proceedings (pp. 1006-1007). (ICLS 2006 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Proceedings; Vol. 2).