Efficient Questioning in Teaching Mathematics: Teachers’ Attitudes and Practices

Тарасенкова, Н. А. and Акуленко, І. А. and Гнезділова, К. М. and Шашечнікова, О. and Сердюк, З. О. and Коломієць, О. М. and Запорожець, А. (2022) Efficient Questioning in Teaching Mathematics: Teachers’ Attitudes and Practices. Revista Romвneasca pentru Educatie Multidimensionala, Vol.15 (Is. 1). pp. 216-246.

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Abstract

The paper is an exposure to the latest practices of questioning in teaching and learning math (TLM) on the basis of psychological-semiotic approach. Emphasis is placed on the degree of semantic support of the expected answer when formulating educational questions. The paper explored: whether teachers are able to distinguish between types of questions and to use them in sync with didactic purpose; what types of questions teachers consider to be the most effective; what factors influence this process. To achieve these goals, survey-based research was conducted among 173 high school mathematics teachers across Ukraine. The research proved that, in their majority, teachers are able to correctly distinguish among the types of the questions offered. According to the teachers, questions with full semantic support for the answer are less useful in TLM. The study showed teachers" lack of ability to identify the goals of the questions. There has been revealed a gap between the teachers" attitude to the expedience of using questions with several possible answers and the practice of their implementation in TLM. The study yielded 35 variables characterizing the current status of the problem. They were optimized to 13 factors. It was stated that questioning should comply with the content of educational material, and the questions formulated with the use of topical vocabulary known to the students are viewed as most cost-effective. The research revealed the significant impact of the number of questions that teachers or students ask. The factor of primary importance appears to be that of time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational questioning in teaching mathematics ; functions of questions ; psychological-semiotic approach ; semantic support in questions’ wording
Subjects: Економічні науки
Фізико-математичні науки
Педагогічні науки
Divisions: Навчально-науковий інститут економіки і права
Навчально-науковий інститут педагогічної освіти, соціальної роботи і мистецтва
Навчально-науковий інститут інформаційних та освітніх технологій
Depositing User: Наукова Бібліотека
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2023 14:22
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 14:22
URI: https://eprints.cdu.edu.ua/id/eprint/5774

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