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Perceptions and reality: One teacher’s use of prompts in mathematical discussions
Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME 38 and PME-NA 36 (2014)
  • Karl W Kosko, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Yang Gao, Kent State University
Abstract
We examined one primary teacher’s knowledge for facilitating mathematical discussion (MKT-Disc) via approximations of practice and compared her use of certain questioning prompts in these vignettes with her facilitation of discussions in her actual mathematics teaching. Findings showed differences in what the teacher reported she knows and what she actually did in practice. Evidence suggests the teacher’s institutional obligations to a mandated curriculum, as well as the nature of her MKT-Disc, were the primary reasons for the mismatch between approximations and actual practice.
Disciplines
Publication Date
2014
Editor
P. Liljedahl, S. Oesterle, C. Nicol, & D. Allan
Publisher
PME
Citation Information
Karl W Kosko and Yang Gao. "Perceptions and reality: One teacher’s use of prompts in mathematical discussions" Vancouver, CanadaProceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME 38 and PME-NA 36 Vol. 4 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kwkosko/10/