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ERIC Number: EJ1084018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Mirror, Mirror
Fuentes, Sarah Quebec
Teaching Children Mathematics, v22 n5 p272-275 Dec 2015
NCTM's "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All" (2014), outlines eight teaching practices for effective teaching and learning mathematics. One of them, facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse, states, "Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among students to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing student approaches and arguments." (p. 10) This issue's problem scenario involves facilitation of the whole-class discussion, during which students share their solutions and ideas. This is a critical component of the task implementation so that students are able to further develop and solidify their understanding of the underlying geometric concepts. This task is accessible to students at various van Hiele levels of geometric thinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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