Problem solving in the digital era: Examples from the work of mathematics students on a divisibility problem

Biza, Irene ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1727-3884 (2023) Problem solving in the digital era: Examples from the work of mathematics students on a divisibility problem. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics. University of Hannover and INDRUM, Hannover, pp. 582-591.

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Abstract

This paper draws on the discussion around the impact of digital resources on problem-solving activities and presents findings from the analysis of eight undergraduate mathematics students’ responses to a problem on divisibility that was part of their summative assessment through a portfolio of learning outcomes. The analysis indicates that the availability of digital resources impacts students’ problem-solving activity: digital resources provide information useful for problem-solving; they provide answers to the problem; and, they facilitate hypothesis building or execution of time-consuming procedures. A digital resource might be used mainly for a procedural performance of a repetitive task (e.g., trial and error) or it may also include modelling (e.g. programming an algorithm underpinning a repetitive task).

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Mathematics Education
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2023 15:31
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2023 15:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/91789
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