TY - JOUR

T1 - Thinking Aloud

T2 - Analysing Students' Mathematics Performance

AU - Lawson, Michael J.

AU - Rice, Donald N.

PY - 1987/10

Y1 - 1987/10

N2 - Psychologists, teachers and researchers have a common interest in understanding how students solve mathematics problems. We want, and need, to understand how solutions to problems are developed so that interactions with both successful and unsuccessful problem-solvers can become more effective. In order to build a more sophisticated understanding of problem-solving we must consider a number of major factors — the instructional setting, the nature of the problem-solver, the resources available, the structure of the mathematical content and the student's understanding of that, and the processes used in the solution. Also needed is a technique for identifying those processes in samples of students' mathematics performance. What we learn from using the technique influences the design of future instruction.

AB - Psychologists, teachers and researchers have a common interest in understanding how students solve mathematics problems. We want, and need, to understand how solutions to problems are developed so that interactions with both successful and unsuccessful problem-solvers can become more effective. In order to build a more sophisticated understanding of problem-solving we must consider a number of major factors — the instructional setting, the nature of the problem-solver, the resources available, the structure of the mathematical content and the student's understanding of that, and the processes used in the solution. Also needed is a technique for identifying those processes in samples of students' mathematics performance. What we learn from using the technique influences the design of future instruction.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84970641786&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/014303438700800404

DO - 10.1177/014303438700800404

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84970641786

VL - 8

SP - 233

EP - 244

JO - School Psychology International

JF - School Psychology International

SN - 0143-0343

IS - 4

ER -