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ERIC Number: EJ965384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1925-7147
Increasing Communication in Geometry by Using a Personal Math Concept Chart
Friedman, Rhonda; Kazerouni, Gety; Lax, Stacey; Weisdorf, Elli
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v12 n2 p30-39 2011
The action research team developed a "Personal Math Concept Chart". This chart required students to describe the mathematical concepts that they were studying in the Geometry strand of Mathematics using their own images and words. In this study, students were encouraged to express their own understanding of geometric concepts in order to strengthen their own personal knowledge. The purpose of the Personal Math Concept Chart was to enhance students' ability to express themselves using mathematical terminology. As part of having students work toward improving their mathematical expression with the Personal Math Concept Chart, the teachers on this action research team invited students to connect the concepts learned in class to everyday applications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada