Really that's probably about roughly what goes down: Hesitancies and uncertainties in mathematics assessment interactions

Tamsin Meaney

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    Abstract

    This research examines how primary school children exhibit uncertainty in their spoken responses to mathematics assessment tasks. Students displayed uncertainty about: what was expected of them in a task; what information was provided; the correctness of their answers; and the exactness of their answers. The use of uncertaintydevices and hesitation was related to: the task requirements; the accuracy of what was being proposed; the need to reduce the speaker's loss of face; and the need to show deference to the listener. Different groups (boys/girls, students from high/low decile schools, Pacific Island/non-Pacific Island students and Year 4/Year 8) expressed hesitations and uncertainties in different ways.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)374-390
    Number of pages17
    JournalLanguage and Education
    Volume20
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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