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ERIC Number: EJ916463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0732-3123
Toward a Student-Centred Process of Teaching Arithmetic
Eriksson, Gota
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v30 n1 p62-79 Mar 2011
This article describes a way toward a student-centred process of teaching arithmetic, where the content is harmonized with the students' conceptual levels. At school start, one classroom teacher is guided in recurrent teaching development meetings in order to develop teaching based on the students' prerequisites and to successively learn the students' arithmetic. The students are assessed in interviews. Two special teachers participate and their current models of each student's arithmetic are tested when assessing the students. The students' conceptual diversity and the consequent different content in teaching are shown. Further, the special teachers' assessments and the class teacher's opinion of the new way of teaching are reported. A wide range both of the students' conceptual levels and of the kinds of relevant problems was found. The special teachers manage their duties well and the classroom teacher has so far been satisfied with the new teaching process. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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