ERIC Number: EJ1117327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Prompting Teacher Geometric Reasoning through Coaching in a Dynamic Geometry Software Context
Knapp, Andrea K.; Barrett, Jeffrey E.; Moore, Cynthia J.
School Science and Mathematics, v116 n6 p326-337 Oct 2016
This study investigated the ways in which four middle grades teachers developed mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) geometry as they implemented dynamic geometry software in their classrooms with the assistance of a coach. Teachers developed various components of MKT by observing coaches teach, by dynamic discourse with students, which is discourse with respect to dynamic geometry software images, and by discussions with coaches. The dynamic geometry software environment proved productive as coaches guided teachers' growth in explanations, examples, and definitions. The environment also helped teachers discover unnoticed abilities among their low achievers. Moreover, teachers developed confidence to teach with more expert uses of dynamic geometry software.
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Coaching (Performance), Interpersonal Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DGE0338188