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ERIC Number: EJ831679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Making the Most of Story Problems
Jacobs, Victoria R.; Ambrose, Rebecca C.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v15 n5 p260-266 Dec 2008
To better understand how teachers can capitalize on the power of story problems, Jacobs and Ambrose analyzed teacher-student conversations in problem-solving interviews. They identified eight categories of teacher moves that, when timed properly, were productive in advancing mathematical conversations. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A