The link between the cognitive structure and modelling to improve mathematics education

Laura van de Weerd, Neeltje Cornelia Verhoef

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

15 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This study focuses on the aspects in the cognitive structure that should be trained to develop Dutch students modelling without actual modelling lessons. The research used 16 fifth-grade beta coursed students, to study the development of the cognitive structure and its relation to modelling. The methodology is based on the Conceptual Content Cognitive Map Method of Kearney and Kaplan (1997), while Tall’s (2013) theory is the theoretical framework. Data are collected by a cognitive test and a modelling test. The results show that students with a rich cognitive structure develop compression. So, teachers should focus on the connections between mathematical concepts as a solution for this problem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 9
Place of PublicationPrague
Pages-
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2015
Event9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 2015 - Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 Feb 20158 Feb 2015
Conference number: 9
https://cerme9.webnode.cz/

Conference

Conference9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 2015
Abbreviated titleCERME
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/02/158/02/15
Internet address

Fingerprint

cognitive structure
mathematics
education
student
methodology
teacher

Keywords

  • METIS-307186
  • IR-93215

Cite this

van de Weerd, L., & Verhoef, N. C. (2015). The link between the cognitive structure and modelling to improve mathematics education. In 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 9 (pp. -). Prague.
van de Weerd, Laura ; Verhoef, Neeltje Cornelia. / The link between the cognitive structure and modelling to improve mathematics education. 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 9. Prague, 2015. pp. -
@inproceedings{5a0b5016168c4a188175218f72d7ae54,
title = "The link between the cognitive structure and modelling to improve mathematics education",
abstract = "This study focuses on the aspects in the cognitive structure that should be trained to develop Dutch students modelling without actual modelling lessons. The research used 16 fifth-grade beta coursed students, to study the development of the cognitive structure and its relation to modelling. The methodology is based on the Conceptual Content Cognitive Map Method of Kearney and Kaplan (1997), while Tall’s (2013) theory is the theoretical framework. Data are collected by a cognitive test and a modelling test. The results show that students with a rich cognitive structure develop compression. So, teachers should focus on the connections between mathematical concepts as a solution for this problem.",
keywords = "METIS-307186, IR-93215",
author = "{van de Weerd}, Laura and Verhoef, {Neeltje Cornelia}",
year = "2015",
month = "2",
day = "4",
language = "English",
pages = "--",
booktitle = "9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 9",

}

van de Weerd, L & Verhoef, NC 2015, The link between the cognitive structure and modelling to improve mathematics education. in 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 9. Prague, pp. -, 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 2015, Prague, Czech Republic, 4/02/15.

The link between the cognitive structure and modelling to improve mathematics education. / van de Weerd, Laura; Verhoef, Neeltje Cornelia.

9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 9. Prague, 2015. p. -.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

TY - GEN

T1 - The link between the cognitive structure and modelling to improve mathematics education

AU - van de Weerd, Laura

AU - Verhoef, Neeltje Cornelia

PY - 2015/2/4

Y1 - 2015/2/4

N2 - This study focuses on the aspects in the cognitive structure that should be trained to develop Dutch students modelling without actual modelling lessons. The research used 16 fifth-grade beta coursed students, to study the development of the cognitive structure and its relation to modelling. The methodology is based on the Conceptual Content Cognitive Map Method of Kearney and Kaplan (1997), while Tall’s (2013) theory is the theoretical framework. Data are collected by a cognitive test and a modelling test. The results show that students with a rich cognitive structure develop compression. So, teachers should focus on the connections between mathematical concepts as a solution for this problem.

AB - This study focuses on the aspects in the cognitive structure that should be trained to develop Dutch students modelling without actual modelling lessons. The research used 16 fifth-grade beta coursed students, to study the development of the cognitive structure and its relation to modelling. The methodology is based on the Conceptual Content Cognitive Map Method of Kearney and Kaplan (1997), while Tall’s (2013) theory is the theoretical framework. Data are collected by a cognitive test and a modelling test. The results show that students with a rich cognitive structure develop compression. So, teachers should focus on the connections between mathematical concepts as a solution for this problem.

KW - METIS-307186

KW - IR-93215

M3 - Conference contribution

SP - -

BT - 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 9

CY - Prague

ER -

van de Weerd L, Verhoef NC. The link between the cognitive structure and modelling to improve mathematics education. In 9th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, CERME 9. Prague. 2015. p. -