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Lawrence, Ann M.; Crespo, Sandra – Theory Into Practice, 2016
We contend that the classroom-discourse routine of IRE/F (teacher initiation, student response, teacher evaluation/follow-up) is a genre of argumentation that is both collaborative and implicit because teachers and students cooperate during IRE/F exchanges not only to make and mirror knowledge claims but also to suppress justification for those…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Geometry
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Perry, Michelle; McConney, Marc; Flevares, Lucia M.; Mingle, Leigh A.; Hamm, Jill V. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
First-grade students often come to school relatively naive about what it means to be mathematics students. Thus, first-grade teachers have the responsibility not only of teaching mathematical content to their young students, but also of socializing them into a culture of mathematics learning. In this article, the authors document both how teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 1, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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McNeil, Nicole M.; Jarvin, Linda – Theory Into Practice, 2007
The use of manipulatives in the classroom has been advocated for decades. However, the theoretical and empirical support for this practice is mixed. Some researchers suggest that manipulatives facilitate learning by (a) providing an additional channel for conveying information, (b) activating real-world knowledge, and/or (c) improving memory…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Manipulative Materials, Class Activities