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Investigating Students' Math Reasoning

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Author:Heather Johnson
Description: Blog by an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Colorado Denver who taught high school math in south central Pennsylvania for over a decade. According to Johnson,"two of the hardest things to do when teaching students math are (1) to understand students' ways of math reasoning, which likely are very different from our own, and (2) to help students start from their own ways of math reasoning to build new math ideas, rather than trying to 'fix' our students' thinking." Posts, which date back to August, 2016, have included "Narrating students' mathematical reasoning," "Investigating Functions with a Ferris Wheel," "Use Tech to Broaden Students' Opportunities for Math Reasoning," and "Why is it so hard for students to make sense of rate?"

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions
Math Topics: Ratio/Proportion, Problem-Solving, Euclidean Plane Geometry
Math Ed Topics: Specific Math Concepts/Techniques, Technology in Math Ed, Writing/Communication in Math, Math Ed Research/Reform

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