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”Men de är ju kaniner, kan de inte bara gräva nya hål?”: En studie om ur elever använder sin problemlösningsförmåga i matematik, i klassrummet.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine how students use their problem solving skills in mathematics and how they communicate during relevant lessons. Their learning material was analyzed based on its content of problem solving. The methods used to collect data were observational, by observing a 1st grade class during five lessons. The observations focused on the lesson as a whole and especially on five different pair of students and how they worked and communicated to solve a problem.

The result was that the students reached their solutions by recollecting previous knowledge, through communicating with their classmates and the teacher, by using their reasoning skills to find plausibility in their solutions and to share them with the rest of the group. Even though their learning material lacked in problem solving tasks, the teacher was able to properly guide the students through the problems. By providing enough support the students were then able to form valuable solutions and gain knowledge from the lesson. 

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Keyword [en]
Problem solving skills, communication skills, problem solving
Keyword [sv]
Problemlösningsförmåga, kommunikationsförmåga, resonemangsförmåga, läromedel.
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Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122749OAI: diva2:941021
Educational program
Grundlärarprogrammet - förskoleklass och åk 1-3
Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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