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Title: Generalisation of linear figural patterns in secondary school mathematics
Authors: Chua, Boon Liang
Hoyles, Celia
Keywords: Pattern generalisation
Linear generalising task
Singapore secondary school students
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Chua, B. L., & Hoyles, C. (2014). Generalisation of linear figural patterns in secondary school mathematics. The Mathematics Educator, 15(2), 1-30. Retrieved from http://math.nie.edu.sg/ame/matheduc/journal/v15_2/n1.aspx
Abstract: This paper reports on the performance of 104 Grade 8 Singapore students in pattern generalising tasks to determine the success rates, the rules formulated and the ways the rules were represented. A written test comprising four linear figural generalising tasks was used and the students had to answer all the four tasks in 45 min. About 70% of the students were successful in rule construction in each task, producing a variety of functional rules expressed prevalently in symbolic notations. Suggestions for practice based on these findings are suggested.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/18888
ISSN: 0218-9100
Website: http://math.nie.edu.sg/ame/matheduc/journal/v15_2/n1.aspx
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