PERSPECTIVES OF PROFESSORS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION ON FRUIT SALAD ALGEBRA – A COMPARISON BETWEEN TAIWAN AND GERMANY

Ting Ying Wang, Anika Dreher, Anke Lindmeier, Feng Jui Hsieh

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Abstract

This study investigated intercultural differences in experts’ perspectives on the appropriateness of the use of mathematical representations. A total of 19 Taiwanese and 12 German experts (professors in mathematics education) participated in an online survey to evaluate the use of representations in a text vignette illustrating a classroom situation in which the teacher used fruit salad algebra. Through content analysis, this study revealed that the majority of German experts criticized the inappropriateness of the representations for causing letter as object misconceptions, whereas the perspectives of Taiwanese experts were dominated by practical concerns related to whether the use of the representations was a waste of time or could help students successfully perform mathematical operations on the symbols.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2022
EditorsCeneida Fernández, Salvador Llinares, Ángel Gutiérrez, Núria Planas
PublisherPsychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
Pages123-130
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9788413021782
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event45th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2022 - Alicante, Spain
Duration: 2022 Jul 182022 Jul 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0771-100X
ISSN (Electronic)2790-3648

Conference

Conference45th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2022
Country/TerritorySpain
CityAlicante
Period2022/07/182022/07/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Education

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