PROMOTING STUDENT REASONING THROUGH CAREFUL TASK DESIGN: A COMPARISON OF THREE STUDIES

@inproceedings{Mueller2015PROMOTINGSR,
  title={PROMOTING STUDENT REASONING THROUGH CAREFUL TASK DESIGN: A COMPARISON OF THREE STUDIES},
  author={Mary Mueller and Dina Yankelewitz and Carolyn A. Maher},
  year={2015}
}
Researchers have found that students as young as elementary school can engage in mathematical reasoning. Specifically, particular tasks tend to encourage this reasoning. This paper provides insight into some general characteristics of tasks that may lead to arguments that represent varied forms of reasoning. In this paper we report on arguments built by diverse student groups, of different ages, that were used to justify their solutions to problems from the fraction and counting strands of… CONTINUE READING

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