Effects of the Multiple Solutions and Question Prompts on Generalization and Justification for Non-Routine Mathematical Problem Solving in a Computer Game Context
Chun-Yi Lee 1 * , Ming-Jang Chen 2, Wen-Long Chang 3
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1 National Taipei University, Taiwan
2 National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
3 Shih Chien University, Taiwan
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of solution methods and question prompts on generalization and justification of non-routine problem solving for Grade 9 students. The learning activities are based on the context of the frog jumping game. In addition, related computer tools were used to support generalization and justification of non-routine problem solving. Non-equivalent pretest/posttest quasi experimental design was adopted in this study. The experimental results are summarized as follows: (1) generalization and justification performance of non-routine problem solving for students in the specific prompt group is significantly better than that for students in the general prompt group, and (2) generalization and justification performance of non-routine problem solving for students in the multiple-solution group is significantly better than that for students in the single-solution group. Finally, suggestions were proposed based on the results found in this study, which may serve as useful directions for teachers and future studies.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2014.1022a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2014 - Volume 10 Issue 2, pp. 89-99

Publication date: 15 Dec 2014

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