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ERIC Number: EJ878323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0732-3123
An Ecological Reading of Mathematical Language in a Grade 3 Classroom: A Case of Learning and Teaching Measurement Estimation
Towers, Jo; Hunter, Kim
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v29 n1 p25-40 Mar 2010
In our work in teacher education and professional development, we aim to help teachers to learn to participate in, and create, classroom ecologies that support students' learning. In this article we focus on the challenges of developing a classroom ecology that provides mathematical sustenance for students. We pay particular attention to the ways in which classroom language can impede the development of a classroom ecology--one where all students are heard and where knowing is understood as participatory. We present recommendations for teaching practice drawn from an ecological reading of the classroom discourse during a series of lessons on measurement in a Grade 3 classroom. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A