ERIC Number: ED436348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Discourse in Small Groups in an Algebra 1 Class.
The purpose of this study was to examine the discourse in two different group-work contexts in a diverse Algebra 1 class to better understand what and how students working in small groups learn through talking about mathematics. The researcher gathered data in four categories: participant observation, interviews, collection of artifacts, and reflections. Results show that the cooperative groups discussed the theme in the problems, but they took longer to get the problems done due to checking and double checking and then checking with the teacher. All of the checking meant doing more mathematical talk with each group member repeating the solution him or herself. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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