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

Title: Differences in students’ adaptive strategy choice in arithmetic

Info about event

Time

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

Location

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

Abstract:

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.