Making and observing visual representations during problem solving: An eye tracking study

Markku S. Hannula, Miika Toivanen

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study of following visual attention during collaborative geometry problem solving. We first analyse the emergence and spread of the incorrect idea of curved lines as the optimal shortest solution. Then, we examine the different visual representations made for solution ideas and how these are observed by the collaborating peers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
EditorsMellony Graven, Hamsa Venkat, Anthony A Essien, Pamela Vale
Number of pages8
VolumeVol 2
Place of PublicationPretoria, South Africa
PublisherPME International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Publication date2019
Pages328-335
ISBN (Print)978-0-6398215-2-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-6398215-3-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event43rd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 43 - Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 7 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
Conference number: 43

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

Cite this

Hannula, M. S., & Toivanen, M. (2019). Making and observing visual representations during problem solving: An eye tracking study. In M. Graven, H. Venkat, A. A. Essien, & P. Vale (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. Vol 2, pp. 328-335). PME International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. http://www.igpme.org/publications/current-proceedings/