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Do It This Way! Metacognitive Strategies in Collaborative Mathematical Problem Solving

Merrilyn Goos and Peter Galbraith
Educational Studies in Mathematics
Vol. 30, No. 3 (Apr., 1996), pp. 229-260
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3482842
Page Count: 32
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Do It This Way! Metacognitive Strategies in Collaborative Mathematical Problem Solving
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Abstract

Recent years have seen increasing interest in the role of metacognition in mathematical problem solving, and in the use of small group work in classroom settings. However, little is known about the nature of secondary students' metacognitive strategy use, and how these strategies are applied when students work together on problems. The study described in this paper investigated the monitoring behaviour of a pair of senior secondary school students as they worked collaboratively on problems in applied mathematics. Analysis of verbal protocols from think aloud problem solving sessions showed that, although the students generally benefited from adopting complementary metacognitive roles, unhelpful social interactions sometimes impeded progress. The findings shed some light on the nature of individual and interactive metacognitive strategy use during collaborative activity.

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