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Title: High school students’ use of patterns and generalisations
Authors: Dindyal, Jaguthsing
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Citation: Dindyal, J. (2007). High school students’ use of patterns and generalisations. In J. Watson & K. Beswick (Eds.), Mathematics: Essential research, essential practice - Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (p. 236-245). Tasmania, Australia: MERGA of Australasia
Abstract: This paper reports how high school students from two different schools used patterns and generalisations while working on some selected problems. The results show that the initial identification of a pattern was crucial in determining the type of symbolic generalisation, which for successful students’ seemed to proceed through four sequential stages.
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