Social and socio-mathematical norms in collaborative problem-solving

Feb. 15, 2008

Source: European Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 31, Issue 1 February 2008 , pages 89 – 100

Based on the notions of social and socio-mathematical norms we investigate how these are established during the interactions of pre-service teachers who solve mathematical problems. Norms identified in relevant studies are found in our case too; moreover, we have found norms related to particular aspects of the problems posed. Our results show that most of these norms, once established, enhance the problem-solving process. However, exceptions do exist, but they have a local orientation and a relatively small influence.

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