id: 06170362
dt: j
an: 2013c.00229
au: Webel, Corey
ti: High school students’ goals for working together in mathematics class:
mediating the practical rationality of studenting.
so: Math. Think. Learn. 15, No. 1, 24-57 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Taylor \& Francis (Routledge), Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: C74 C64 D44
ut: high school students; video technology; curriculum; accountability; case
studies; secondary school mathematics
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/10986065.2013.738379
ab: Summary: In this article the author explores high school students’
perspectives on working together in a mathematics class in which they
spent a significant amount of time solving problems in small groups.
The data included viewing session interviews with eight students in the
class, where each student watched video clips of their own
participation, explaining and justifying their behaviors. Analysis of
data involved an investigation of students’ “goals for working
together, which were found to vary along multiple dimensions. The
dimensions that emerged from these data were mathematical versus
nonmathematical goals, individual versus group goals, and personal
versus normative goals. The author presents cases of four individual
students to illustrate these dimensions. Such goals are important for
illuminating how students’ “practical rationality" is mediated by
their personal goals for working together; additionally, these goal
dimensions can be used as tools for considering challenges involved
with using small group collaboration in high school classes where
students’ goals may be diverse.
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