Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10884
Title: Communicating Students' Understanding of Undergraduate Mathematics using Concept Maps
Contributor(s): Afamasaga-Fuata'i, Karoline  (author)
Publication Date: 2007
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10884
Abstract: The concept map data from a study of Samoan university students constructing topic concept maps and vee diagrams of problems throughout a semester is presented. Students found that, initially, concept mapping their topic was difficult. However with independent research and multiple critiques, their understanding of the conceptual structure of the topics deepened, becoming integrated and differentiated as evident from the concepts selected, valid propositions and structural complexity of the maps. Students also improved their skills in negotiating meaning, challenging and counter-challenging each others' explanations. Findings imply concept maps can facilitate the effective communication of students' understanding within a social setting.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: MERGA 30: 30th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Hobart, Australia, 2nd - 7th July, 2007
Conference Details: MERGA 30: 30th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Hobart, Australia, 2nd - 7th July, 2007
Source of Publication: Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, v.1, p. 73-82
Publisher: MERGA: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc
Place of Publication: Adelaide, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.merga.net.au/node/38?year=2007
http://www.merga.net.au/documents/RP12007.pdf
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