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ERIC Number: EJ1151792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1863-9690
Scaffolding Learner-Centered Curricular Coherence Using Learning Maps and Diagnostic Assessments Designed around Mathematics Learning Trajectories
Confrey, Jere; Gianopulos, Garron; McGowan, William; Shah, Meetal; Belcher, Michael
ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, v49 n5 p717-734 Oct 2017
The paper describes how designers used the construct of learning trajectories to create a tool, Math-Mapper 6-8, to help scaffold curricula toward increased learner-centered coherence. It defines "learner-centered curricular coherence" as "an organizational means to promote a high likelihood that each learner traverses one of many possible paths to understand target disciplinary ideas in a curriculum." The tool's features, including its learning map, diagnostic assessments, and reporting system, are tied to its underlying foundation in learning trajectories. Three preliminary studies of the implemented tool's effects are reported to provide insight to its influence on curricular sequencing, students' patterns of performance in early algebra, and student responses to the assessments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL1118858