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ERIC Number: EJ781007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Inquiry-Discourse Mathematics Instruction
Manouchehri, Azita
Mathematics Teacher, v101 n4 p290-300 Nov 2007
"Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" (NCTM 2000) proposes that mathematics instruction provide opportunities for students to engage in mathematical inquiry and in meaning-making through discourse. Mathematics teachers are encouraged to build on student discoveries in designing subsequent instruction. In this article, the author describes the experience of implementing inquiry- and discussion-based mathematics instruction in one classroom to illustrate how students' unexpected interpretations of one problem created an opportunity to extend their mathematical investigations. The author also shares the particular demands that building on student ideas placed on classroom curriculum and instruction. (Contains 12 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A