RECOGNISING STUDENTS’ REASONING IN ARGUMENTATIVE TALK IN MATHEMATICS CLASS

  • Jenna Hiltunen University of Jyväskylä
  • Markus Hähkiöniemi University of Jyväskylä
  • Kaisa Jokiranta University of Jyväskylä
  • Sami Lehesvuori University of Jyväskylä
  • Pasi Nieminen University of Jyväskylä
  • Jouni Viiri University of Jyväskylä

Abstract

Previous studies have reported difficulties in analysing students’ argumentation. Especially the warrant which connects data with claims is found to be problematic to recognise. In this paper, we present a solution to this problem. Instead of warrants, our aim is to recognise whether students’ argumentation contains explicitly stated reasoning. We have developed an analysis method for recognising reasoning in argumentative talk. We have analysed two mathematics lessons in which students have to state their opinion about a mathematical problem and build convincing justification for their statements. The focus of analysis is in students’ statements which are voiced to explain why the posed claim is true. We have defined different forms of reasoning and argue that having specific criteria for each form of reasoning help in recognising reasoning.    

Published
2017-10-31
How to Cite
Hiltunen, J., Hähkiöniemi, M., Jokiranta, K., Lehesvuori, S., Nieminen, P., & Viiri, J. (2017). RECOGNISING STUDENTS’ REASONING IN ARGUMENTATIVE TALK IN MATHEMATICS CLASS. FMSERA Journal, 1(1), 1-11. Retrieved from https://journal.fi/fmsera/article/view/60950
Section
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