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ERIC Number: EJ783765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Analyzing Online Discourse to Assess Students' Thinking
Groth, Randall E.
Mathematics Teacher, v101 n6 p422-427 Feb 2008
Online discussion boards provide settings for conversations that give teachers information about students' mathematical thinking. This article describes how the analysis of discussion board conversations can be useful for charting the path instruction should take. The analysis of online discourse is illustrated within the context of a course for preservice teachers. The use of such analysis as an assessment tool is also considered in relation to mathematics courses for high school students. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A