ERIC Number: EJ1089173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring Justifications and Enactment of Justification Curriculum in Elementary Classrooms
Store, Jessie C.
Education Research and Perspectives, v42 p527-555 2015
Standards for mathematics teaching require teachers to employ teaching practices that promote justification of mathematical ideas. This expected teaching practice is situated in substantial research on students' and teachers' difficulties with justifying mathematical ideas. This study shows different ways elementary school students in grades three through five may justify mathematical conjectures about pattern-finding activities. It also shows that even when teachers are capable of justifying particular tasks, enactment of such tasks in ways that encourage students to go beyond example-based justifications may be problematic. Video and audiotapes of class activities, students' written work, and curriculum materials were sources of data.
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Validity, Mathematics, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Logical Thinking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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