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YEAR 8 STUDENTS' PROOF RESPONSES:

SOME PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FROM FOUR GROUPS

Celia Hoyles and Dietmar Küchemann

We report on the performance of four high attaining groups of Year 8 students on two written questions, one in algebra, one in geometry, designed to test mathematical reasoning. Preliminary findings suggest that performance is not always consistent between classes, between questions and compared to an overall measure of mathematical attainment

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