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ERIC Number: EJ792645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
Teaching Mathematics with a New Curriculum: Changes to Classroom Organization and Interactions
Lloyd, Gwendolyn M.
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v10 n2 p163-195 Apr 2008
This report describes a high school mathematics teacher's decisions about classroom organization and interactions during his first two years using a new curriculum intended to support teachers' development of student-centered, contributive classroom discourse. In year one, the teacher conducted class and interacted with students primarily in small groups. In year two, he conducted more whole-class instruction. In both years, teacher-student interactions contained univocal and contributive discourse, but in year two the teacher sustained contributive discourse with students for longer periods. The teacher facilitated the most significant changes to classroom discourse in the instructional format with which he had the greatest experience (whole-class instruction). Over the period of this study, two key factors appeared to affect the teacher's decisions about classroom organization and interactions: his perception of students' expectations about mathematics classroom roles and activity, and his own discomfort associated with using a new curriculum. These areas are important candidates for future research about teachers' use of innovative mathematics curricula. (Contains 2 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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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