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ERIC Number: EJ1052941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1947-7503
Teachers Promoting Student Mathematical Reasoning
Mueller, Mary; Yankelewitz, Dina; Maher, Carolyn
Investigations in Mathematics Learning, v7 n2 p1-20 Win 2014
During an informal, after-school, math program, a group of middle school students worked collaboratively on open-ended problems. The students co-constructed arguments, provided justifications for their solutions, and engaged in mathematical reasoning. This paper describes the specific teacher moves that promoted this phenomenon. The findings of this study indicate that through carefully planned interventions, the teachers created a mathematical community with norms that included listening, sharing, explaining ideas, creating, questioning, revising justifications and using multiple forms of reasoning. These established norms resulted in the detection of student autonomy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: ROLE: REC0309062