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Title: 
Generalisation of linear figural patterns in secondary school mathematics
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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.
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ISSN: 
0218-9100
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