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ERIC Number: EJ792427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
"Guide on the Side": An Instructional Approach to Meet Mathematics Standards
White-Clark, Renee; DiCarlo, Maria; Gilchriest, Nancy, Sister
High School Journal, v91 n4 p40-44 Apr-May 2008
The ultimate goal of high school mathematics teachers is to create a meaningful learning environment that is conducive to teaching students the necessary concepts for academic achievement. Unfortunately, evidence suggests that many secondary educators still teach in a rote lecture style that focuses on the teacher providing information to passive, uninvolved students. Current mathematics reform movements endorse inquiry-based, "guide on the side' instruction grounded in constructivist pedagogy. The authors' research examines the effects of constructivist teaching and learning in pre-service secondary mathematics courses. The applicability of constructivism to teach secondary mathematical concepts, using practical instructional ideas, will conclude the article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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