Eye-tracking the Effects of Representation on Students' Problem Solving Approaches
Viiri, J., Kekule, M., Isoniemi, J., & Hautala, J. (2017). Eye-tracking the Effects of Representation on Students' Problem Solving Approaches. In Proceedings of the annual FMSERA symposium 2016 (pp. 88-98). Finnish Mathematics and Science Education Research Association (FMSERA). Retrieved from https://journal.fi/fmsera/article/view/60941/27043
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This study used an eye-tracking method to explore students’ approaches to solving the same task in different representations and the differences between students who answered correctly and those who answered incorrectly when solving the problems. Thirty-one upper secondary students took part in the study. According to the results of this study, the representation has a slight effect on students’ problem solving processes. Students with the incorrect answers paid more attention to the parts of the tasks with information irrelevant to determining the solution to the task.
PublisherFinnish Mathematics and Science Education Research Association (FMSERA)
Is part of publicationProceedings of the annual FMSERA symposium 2016