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ERIC Number: EJ1013929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Teacher Practices and Hybrid Space in a Fifth-Grade Mathematics Classroom
Cribbs, Jennifer D.; Linder, Sandra M.
Mathematics Educator, v22 n2 p55-81 2013
Providing students with a classroom environment that allows for meaningful learning experiences is important for students to develop deep and long lasting understanding about mathematics. This article adds to the literature on learning environments in mathematics by presenting a case study of one fifth-grade mathematics teacher and her classroom through the lens of a hybrid space. The framework developed in Barton and Tan's (2009) work is applied to a mathematics classroom to investigate the use of funds of knowledge and Discourses. The researchers conclude that this teacher's instructional practices allowed for the creation of a hybrid space in her classroom. Evidence from this case study found that two constructs were present in the classroom (a) family funds of knowledge and Discourse, and (b) peer funds of knowledge and Discourse. Results from this study could help teachers and researchers better understand how to create a meaningful learning environment for students in the context of a mathematics classroom.
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Grade 5, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Learning Experience, Blended Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies, Student Motivation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Phenomenology, Classroom Observation Techniques, Interviews, Participant Satisfaction, Discourse Communities, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Mathematics, Relevance (Education), Individualized Instruction, Family Influence, Peer Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Elementary Education
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