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ERIC Number: EJ835503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Teacher Questioning with an Appropriate Manipulative May Make a Big Difference
Olkun, Sinan; Toluk, Zulbiye
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v2 Jan 2004
The purpose of the present study was to present examples of the utilization of social processes such as teacher questioning and collective argumentation coupled with an appropriate use of a manipulative material to stimulate students' thinking in teaching geometry. We first present theoretical issues concerning the use of manipulatives, teacher questioning and collective argumentation. We then provide examples and describe the use of these components in teaching and learning geometry with pre-service elementary school teachers. (Contains 9 figures.)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University. Broadway and Boston, Lubbock, TX 79409-1042. Tel: 806-742-2566; Fax: 806-742-1112; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A