## Abstract

This paper is based on a study that compares how student groups from three different cultural contexts solve the same mathematical problem. In this paper, the focus is on the methodology. More specifically, we describe the use of flowcharts and intention analysis to reveal important qualities in student discussions. The aim is to show how these tools may support the analyses of students’ mathematical discussion. We also emphasise the shortcomings of the tools in the light of our experiences from the study. We show that in order to better understand why certain interaction happens, it is important to extend the analysis to contextual factors.

Original language | Undefined/Unknown |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education |

Editors | Ewa Bergqvist, Magnus Österholm, Carina Granberg, Lovisa Sumpter |

Publisher | PME International Group for Psychology of Mathematics Education |

Pages | – |

ISBN (Print) | 978-91-7601-902-3 |

Publication status | Published - 2018 |

MoE publication type | A4 Article in a conference publication |

Event | PME - PME 42 Duration: 3 Jul 2018 → 8 Jul 2018 |

### Conference

Conference | PME |
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Period | 03/07/18 → 08/07/18 |