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Southampton Education School

Research project: Role of friendship groups as mediators of effective mathematics learning in secondary schools - Dormant - Dormant

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October 2005 - December 2006

The study identified the extent to which friendship groups were used in mathematics classrooms. Pupil talk was analysed for levels of exploratory talk which indicates effective mathematical reasoning. Findings indicate that group work is rarely used in secondary mathematics classrooms, but that where friendship groupings were allowed, high levels of exploratory talk were identified.

Funding body: University of Southampton Research Award.

Related research groups

Mathematics and Science Education (MaSE) Research Centre


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