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Instances of mathematical thinking among low attaining students in an ordinary secondary classroom

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This paper is a report of a classroom research project whose aim was to find out whether low attaining 14-year-old students of mathematics would be able to think mathematically at a level higher than recall and reproduction during their ordinary classroom mathematics activities. Analysis of classroom interactive episodes revealed many instances of mathematical thinking of a kind which was not normally exploited, required or expected in their classes. Five episodes are described, comparing the...

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Journal of Mathematical Behavior More from this journal
Volume:
20
Issue:
4
Pages:
461-475
Publication date:
2001-01-01
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ISSN:
0732-3123
Language:
English
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2015-02-25

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