The purpose of this paper is to investigate students’ contextualization of problem solving, not the problems. This study draws on the naturalistic paradigm and uses a developmental perspective to explore students’ representations and metaphors used during problem solving. Students of comparable abilities employed similar representations, tended to use analogous metaphors during problem solving, and perceived solutions as outside of a problem’s context.
Published in Bostic, J., & Yee, S. (2012, October). A developmental perspective into students’contextualization of problem solving. In L. Van Zoest, J-J. Lo, and J. Kratsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, pp. 190-193. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.
Bostic, Jonathan and Yee, Sean, "Developmental Perspective into Students' Contextualization of Problem Solving" (2012). Teaching and Learning Faculty Publications. 19.
Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education