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Student Attitudes Toward Listing as a Strategy for Solving Counting Problems

Sarah Erickson*, Oregon State University
Talk Abstract: 
While researchers have found that students at a variety of levels struggle to solve counting problems correctly, listing has been shown to be a potentially effective remedy to student difficulties. Motivated by its importance in helping students solve counting problems, this presentation describes a research study conducted to investigate attitudes that undergraduate students have about listing. This study found that undergraduate students seem to agree that listing is a useful activity, but they may not have a strong understanding of how to productively use a list of outcomes to solve counting problems. Implications for pedagogy and future research directions are discussed.
Time Slot: 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 14:45
Room Number: 
STAG 262