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Richland, Lindsey Engle – Cognition and Instruction, 2015
Deictic linking gestures, hand and arm motions that physically embody links being communicated between two or more objects in the shared communicative environment, are explored in a cross-cultural sample of mathematics instruction. Linking gestures are specifically examined here when they occur in the context of communicative analogies designed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonverbal Communication, Role, Mathematics Instruction
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Lin, Xiaodong – Cognition and Instruction, 2001
This case study examined changes in a fifth-grade mathematics classroom in Hong Kong when a video-based story involving mathematics problem solving was introduced. Findings suggest that new technologies not compatible with existing practice may lead to intense reflections about which aspects of the individuals, their environment, and the new…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Educational Practices