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ERIC Number: EJ863708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1442-3901
Mathematical Communications: Elementary Pre-Service Teachers' E-Mail Exchanges with Sixth Grade Students
Tunc-Pekkan, Zelha; D'Ambrosio, Beatriz S.
Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, v10 p4-14 2008-2009
This study examines the communication between pre-service teachers and sixth grade students in a project in which email was used for communication as students learned about fractions and were supported by the pre-service teachers. Specifically, the study investigated how the pre-service teachers applied their mathematical knowledge to understand children's mathematical responses and challenged those responses and mathematical ideas. Each of the 27 pre-service teachers sent 7 to 24 reply e-mails to their sixth grade partners. Those e-mails were examined and a two-way continuum emerged in terms of how they used the voice of the discipline and their disposition to the child's voice in their response e-mails. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A