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ERIC Number: EJ1205653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Probing Interactions in Exploratory Teaching: A Case Study
Yan, Xiaoheng; Mason, John; Hanna, Gila
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v50 n2 p244-259 2019
This study investigates an exploratory teaching style used in an undergraduate geometry course to help students identify an ellipse. We attempt to probe beneath the surface of exploration to understand how the actions of teachers can contribute to developing students' competence in justifying an ellipse. We analyse the complex interactions between student, content, and teacher, and discuss explicit pedagogical strategies that help students develop a higher level of geometric reasoning. The findings indicate that students engaged in guided explorations by the teacher and in group discussions with peers were able to identify an ellipse and justify their reasoning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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