ERIC Number: ED471774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Questions That Engage Students in Mathematical Thinking.
Ilaria, Daniel R.
Teacher questions are an important part of a student-inquiry classroom. This research examines two different student-centered settings to determine the teacher questions that engaged students in mathematical thinking. It reports on questions asked in both a research setting and a high school classroom. Discursive and retracing questions are defined as asking a student to contribute to an ongoing discourse and consider an old idea, respectively. These questions started strands of student engagement in mathematical thinking. Confirmation, justification, and clarification questions were also asked by both teachers and kept students engaged in mathematical thinking. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Inquiry, Mathematics Education, Questioning Techniques, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting [of the] North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (24th, Athens, GA, October 26-29, 2002). Volumes 1-4; see SE 066 887.