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\iteman{ZMATH 2015c.00227}
\itemau{Kosko, Karl W.; Wilkins, Jesse L. M.}
\itemti{Students' quality of mathematical discussion and their self-determination in mathematics.}
\itemso{Investig. Math. Learn. 4, No. 3, 15-31 (2012).}
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Summary: Mathematical discussion allows for students to reflect upon math concepts and understand such concepts at a deeper level. This process of reflection requires a certain amount of internalization on the part of the student. This internalization is facilitated by meeting the needs of autonomy, competence, and relatedness as advocated by self-determination theory. The current study provides evidence of a relationship between fulfillment of these psychological needs and the quality of mathematical discussion students report they engage in. Correlational analyses and structural equation modeling of data from 176 high-school geometry students were conducted to examine this relationship. Results support the claims of a connection between fulfillment of students' autonomy, competence, and relatedness and their reported engagement in mathematical discussion.
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\itemcc{C74 C54 C24 C34}
\itemut{mathematical discussion; reflection; internalization; geometry; engagement}
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