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Ayalon, Michal; Even, Ruhama – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study examines how students' opportunities to engage in argumentative activity are shaped by the teacher, the class, and the mathematical topic. It compares the argumentative activity between two classes taught by the same teacher using the same textbook and across two beginning algebra topics--investigating algebraic expressions and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 7, Persuasive Discourse, Algebra
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Ayalon, Michal; Watson, Anne; Lerman, Steve – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Identifying and expressing relations between quantities is a key aspect of understanding and using functions. We are aiming to understand the development of functions understanding throughout school years in Israel. A survey instrument was developed with teachers and given to 20 high and average achieving students from each of years 7-11 and to 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, High Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Ayalon, Michal; Even, Ruhama – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study examines the views of people involved in mathematics education regarding the commonly stated goal of using mathematics learning to develop deductive reasoning that is usable outside of mathematical contexts. The data source includes 21 individual semi-structured interviews. The findings of the study show that the interviewees ascribed…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Interviews, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Instruction