TrygFonden's Child Research Seminar Series: Lóa Björk Jóelsdóttir, AU

Title: Differences in students’ adaptive strategy choice in arithmetic

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Thursday 7 October 2021,  at 12:00 - 13:15


Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, Building 2632, Room 242


The results from Danish final exams in mathematics indicated that many students have difficulties when solving basic arithmetic problems when leaving lower secondary school after 9th grade (15 – 16 years old). The aim of this study is to extend the knowledge of students’ strategy choice in Danish 3rd , 6th  and 8th grade. 2998 students solved a Tri-phase flexibility Assessment with arithmetic problems aimed to elicit an adaptive strategy choice. The results shows that grade 6 students are the most frequent users of innovative strategies showing higher levels of adaptivity than 3rd and 8th students and there is a difference in students adaptivity both on school and class level.