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ERIC Number: ED501143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Students and Teachers Listening to Themselves: Language Awareness in the Mathematics Classroom
Wagner, David
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v4 p355-362
Taking seriously the recent call for critical language awareness in mathematics classrooms, I propose that students engage with their teachers in the analysis of the discourse in their classrooms. To explore the potential for increased mathematical understanding, I analyze transcripts of students and a teacher listening to and responding to their own dialogue in the context of student work on a mathematical investigation. The linguistic features analyzed include hedges, deixis and politeness. [For complete proceedings, see ED500860.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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