Bart, In reference to your posting: Have you read Perry, Michelle, VanderStoep, Scott W., & Yu, Shirley L. (1993) Asking questions in first-grade mathematics classes: Potential Influences on Mathematical Thought, Journal of Educational Psychology, 85 (1) 31-40? It's an interesting article and, taken in the context of your anecdote, raises the question as to how general the findings are. Any comments? Regards, K.
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