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'Is this a five minute argument or the full half hour?' Enriching classrooms with a culture of reasoning

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Chick, H, 'Is this a five minute argument or the full half hour?' Enriching classrooms with a culture of reasoning, Mathematics: Launching Futures - Proceedings of the 24th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT), 10-13 July 2013, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 65-71. ISBN 978-1-875900-76-3 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

Reasoning is one of the proficiency strands highlighted in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. This is because it is the heart of mathematical work. However, because the content strands receive the bulk of the explicit description in the document, it can be difficult to know how to ensure that reasoning plays a key role in the classroom. This paper presents strategies to enhance the nature and extent of reasoning activity taking place in classrooms, and discusses how to build a culture of justification, use questioning techniques to encourage reasoning, and develop tasks that require higher order thinking.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Pedagogy
Author:Chick, H (Associate Professor Helen Chick)
ID Code:85960
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-08-16
Last Modified:2014-08-22
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