Encouraging Mathematical Thinking


 Abstract
 Introduction

 Discourse
 Interventions
 Decisions

 Cylinder Problem
 Lesson Reflections
 Student Predictions

 Project Reflections
 Conclusion

 References
 Acknowledgments
 Teacher Resources



Authors'
Biographies

Table of Contents


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Biography



 Ann Renninger

K. Ann Renninger is a professor of education at Swarthmore College and director of research for the Math Forum. She also worked as a consultant and evaluator on projects that preceded the development of the Math Forum, including the Visual Geometry Project (origin of Geometer's Sketchpad) and the Geometry Forum. She has been a National Academy of Education Spencer Fellow and an Educational Testing Service Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research focuses on the role of interest in students' learning and development, and the implications of research on student learning for classroom practice and project design. A former classroom teacher, she received her Ph.D. in Education and Child Development from Bryn Mawr College. Her contributions to the present paper include consultation on the design and development for the BRAP project, research liaison, and paper revision and development.

   


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