ERIC Number: EJ941282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
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Reference Count: 26
Extending Students' Mathematical Thinking during Whole-Group Discussions
Cengiz, Nesrin; Kline, Kate; Grant, Theresa J.
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v14 n5 p355-374 Oct 2011
Studies show that extending students' mathematical thinking during whole-group discussions is a challenging undertaking. To better understand what extending student thinking looks like and how teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) supports teachers in their efforts to extend student thinking, the teaching of six experienced elementary school teachers was explored. During group discussions, all six teachers created opportunities for extending student thinking about important mathematical ideas and solution methods. Findings on the nature of these episodes include identification of individual instructional actions and the ways in which teachers' MKT was connected to these actions.
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Thinking Skills, Group Discussion, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Elementary School Mathematics
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