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Problem solving competency and the mathematical kangaroo
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8449-130X
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education / [ed] Konrad Krainer, Naďa Vondrová, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015, 1095-1096 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The goal of the study was to investigate differences in how two groups of students activated mathematical competencies in the mathematical kangaroo (MK). The two groups, group 1 and 2, were identified from a sample of 264 students (grade 7, age 13) through high achievement (top 20 %) in only one of the tests: the MK or a curriculum bounded test (CT). Analysis of mathematical competencies showed that the high achievers in the MK, activated the problem solving competency to a greater extent than the high achievers in the CT, when doing the MK. The results indicate the importance of using non-traditional tests in the assessment process of students to be able to find students that might possess good mathematical competencies although they do not show it on curriculum bounded tests.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Prague, Czech Republic, 2015. 1095-1096 p.
Keyword [en]
Problem solving, mathematical competency, alternative assessment
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Didactics Mathematics
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Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42509ISBN: 978-80-7290-844-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-42509DiVA: diva2:930754
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CERME 9
Available from: 2016-05-25 Created: 2016-05-25 Last updated: 2016-05-26Bibliographically approved

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