Understanding learners’ thinking through an analysis of errors

Takker, Shikha (2019) Understanding learners’ thinking through an analysis of errors. At Right Angles (4). pp. 38-44. ISSN 2582-1873

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In the ClassRoom section of the November 2018 issue of At Right Angles, Prof. Hridyakant Dewan wrote about the interpretation of errors in arithmetic. The paper lists errors made by students while doing arithmetic. The author asserts that algorithms (he calls them “quick fixes”) given by teachers contribute to students’ errors and diverts them from conceptual understanding. He mentions that these errors could be a result of over generalisations made by students. However, he also states that these are “transmitted to students as short-cuts to get the required answer”. In the end, he makes an appeal that teachers plan tasks which help students in gaining conceptual understanding.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Takker, Shikha
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Errors, Misconceptions, Analysis, Careless mistakes, Cognition, Zooming in
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/2029
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