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ERIC Number: EJ1077006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Design Research on Inquiry-Based Multivariable Calculus: Focusing on Students' Argumentation and Instructional Design
Kwon, Oh Nam; Bae, Younggon; Oh, Kuk Hwan
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v47 n6 p997-1011 Oct 2015
In this study, researchers design and implement an inquiry based multivariable calculus course in a university which aims at enhancing students' argumentation in rich mathematical discussions. This research aims to understand the characteristics of students' argumentation in activities involving proof constructions through mathematical discussions, and to derive instructional design principles in relation to three sites of intervention: instructional design, classroom interaction, and the instructor's role. Over the course of 14 weeks, 18 freshmen mathematics education majors participated in this study. Multiple sources of data were collected, students' reasoning in the classroom discussions were analyzed within the Toulmin's argumentation structure, and the instructional interventions were gradually revised according to the iterative cyclic process of the design research. The students' argumentation structures presented in the classroom gradually developed into more complicated forms as the study progressed, and the researchers conclude that the interventions were effective at improving students' arguments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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