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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(19), 1295-1299
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-19-3
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Examples as Mediating Artifacts in Conjecturing

Chih-Hsien Huang1,

1Ming Chi University of Technology

Pub. Date: December 21, 2016

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Chih-Hsien Huang. Examples as Mediating Artifacts in Conjecturing. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(19):1295-1299. doi: 10.12691/education-4-19-3

Abstract

In this paper we report a study concerning examples as mediating artifacts in conjecturing. We used activity theory as an analytical framework to analyze students’ behavior and the process of conjecturing. The results show that through the guidance of proceduralized refutation model, most of the students could find the common properties by generating examples, and develop the ability of generalization and further made conjectures.

Keywords:
activity theory example proceduralized refutation model

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