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Analogical reasoning errors in mathematics at junior college level
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Pang, A. W. K., & Dindyal, J. (2009). Analogical reasoning errors in mathematics at junior college level. In R. Hunter, B. Bicknell, & T. Burgess (Eds.), Crossing divides - Proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (Vol. 1)(p. 1-8). Palmerston North, NZ: MERGA of Australasia
In this study we explored the errors due to analogical reasoning made by students from a sample of 69
Year 12 students in a Junior College in Singapore. The data collected included students’ responses to a
test and post-test interview with selected students. The errors seem to stem from their earlier work in
mathematics at lower levels. They wrongly transferred structural information from situations that they
had met earlier at secondary level.
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