ERIC Number: EJ1113832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Students' Discourse When Working in Pairs with Etoys in an Eighth-Grade Mathematics Class
DeJarnette, Anna F.
Language and Education, v30 n6 p485-499 2016
I examined students' discourse while working in pairs at the computer in an eighth-grade mathematics class to understand how students kept track of the people and things they discussed. I found that students most often referenced themselves and objects within the environment, through references to shared knowledge and the representations on the computer screen. Through these references, students communicated themselves as agents doing mathematical work situated through the use of the programming environment. This study contributes to articulating the complexity of students' mathematical discourse when they work with peers, using technology, for doing mathematics.
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Discourse Analysis, Groups, Computer Assisted Instruction, Programming, Taxonomy, Peer Relationship, Junior High School Students, Phrase Structure, Linguistics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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