Assessing Mathematical Thinking from Online, Collaborative Problem-solving

NCTM St. Louis, April 27, 2006
Johan Sarmiento & Steve Weimar, The Math Forum @ Drexel
jsarmi@mathforum.org - steve@mathforum.org


Online collaboration to solve non-routine mathematical problems can be a rich source from which students' conceptual strengths and weaknesses can be revealed. In addition, the unique features of their problem-solving methods can also be observed. Analyzing the chat records of middle and high school students who have participated in our Virtual Math Teams (VMT) program provides us a glimpse of the processes involved in collaborative problem-solving and the development of mathematical thinking.

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The Virtual Math Teams Project:
An Overview of VMT

To learn more about VMT, explore our resources for Students, Teachers, and Researchers.