ERIC Number: EJ1098470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Empowering Students' Proof Learning through Communal Engagement
Ko, Yi-Yin; Yee, Sean P.; Bleiler-Baxter, Sarah K.; Boyle, Justin D.
Mathematics Teacher, v109 n8 p618-624 Apr 2016
This article describes the authors' three-component instructional sequence--a before-class activity, a during-class activity, and an after-class activity--which supports students in becoming self-regulated proof learners by actively developing class-based criteria for proof. All four authors implemented this sequence in their classrooms, and the work reported is from Dr. Ko's mathematics methods course for pre-service secondary school mathematics teachers. However, the same sequence can be replicated in high school mathematics classrooms for students to increase their engagement with proof.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Validity, Mathematical Logic, Learning Activities, Methods Courses, Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Homework, Class Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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