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Roya Salehi

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Encouraging Discourse in Mathematic Classrooms
Posted: May 4, 2000 12:19 AM
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Hello --

I encourage you to visit and read the videopaper that the Math Forum's
Bridging Research and Practice (BRAP) Group has created called
"Encouraging Mathematical Thinking: Discourse around a Rich Problem."
The videopaper is located at:

The videopaper includes a presentation of a stimulating mathematics
problem involving cylinders as it was taught in six classrooms, video
clips of students in these classrooms, and an exploration of teaching
practices and discussions about how to encourage mathematical

The focus of the videopaper in particular is on discourse in the
classroom; the use of questioning, listening, writing, and reflection
as a means of encouraging reciprocal conversation -- the kind of
teaching that enables every person to develop his or her voice in
creating mathematical understanding. The video clips used in this
paper help establish a grounded conversation among researchers and
practitioners, allowing teachers themselves to weave together research
and practice.

A mailing list (discussion) has been set up to enable readers to
participate in the conversations that have started in the videopaper.
You can sign up for e-mail notifications, listing the author and
subject of each new post related to the topics of discussion in the
videopaper, by entering your email in the following web page:

The Encouraging Mathematical Thinking discussion is archived at:

Hope you join our discussion!

Roya Salehi
The Math Forum

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