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ERIC Number: EJ943574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Bring, Do, Leave: Nurturing Reasoning and Sense Making
Rigelman, Nicole R.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v18 n3 p190-197 Oct 2011
"Teaching mathematics from a sense-making perspective entails more than solving non-routine problems" (NCTM 2007, p. 85). When teachers want students to see mathematics as something that makes sense, they must furnish opportunities for them to solve problems in their own way and use structures that nurture their reasoning and sense making. The Bring, Do, Leave instructional planning guide reminds teachers to think through these structures in advance of the lesson so they can be more responsive to student thinking and reasoning during the lesson. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A