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Effects of three diagram instruction methods on transfer of diagram comprehension skills: The critical role of inference while learning
Jennifer G. Cromley; Bradley W. Bergey; Shannon Fitzhugh; Nora Newcombe; Theodore W. Wills; Thomas F. Shipley; Jacqueline C. Tanaka
Learning and Instruction Vol. 26, No. 1 (August 2013) pp. 45–58
Can students be taught to better comprehend the diagrams in their textbooks? Can such teaching transfer to uninstructed diagrams in the same domain or even in a new domain? What methods work best for these goals? Building on previous research...
Coordinating multiple representations of polynomials: What do patterns in students' solution strategies reveal?
William Zahner; Ting Dai; Jennifer G. Cromley; Theodore W. Wills; Julie L. Booth; Thomas F. Shipley; Waldemar Stepnowski
Learning and Instruction Vol. 49, No. 1 (June 2017) pp. 131–141
We investigate the strategies used by 64 advanced secondary mathematics students to identify whether a given pair of polynomial representations (graphs, tables, or equations) corresponded to the same function on an assessment of coordinating...