THE QUALITY OF MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS - EVALUATION AND SELF-EVALUATION

Authors

  • Eva Patáková Charles University in Prague

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7160/eriesj.2013.060302

Keywords:

Quality of mathematical problems, Self-evaluative comments, Problem posing, Expert – specialist – novice comparison

Abstract

The research presented in the article consists of two parts. Firstly, opinions on mathematical problem quality are explored within four groups of participants (novices, specialists and experts in problem posing; high school students who never posed their own problems). Secondly, self-reflections written by the participants who have some experience in problem posing (novices, specialists and experts) are explored and compared with the general view of problem quality received in the first part of the research. The more experienced problem posers have more requirements on problem quality (both as general requirements and within their own work on posing problems). There is a slight decrease in ability to notice important features of mathematical problem quality after the first experience in problem posing. Experts lay stress on mathematical features of the problem whilst novices and specialists more on problem – student interaction.

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    Published

    2013-09-30

    How to Cite

    Patáková, E. (2013) ’THE QUALITY OF MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS - EVALUATION AND SELF-EVALUATION’, Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 143-154 https://doi.org/10.7160/eriesj.2013.060302.

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