Keywords

social norms, sociomathematical norms, elementary mathematics, discourse, dialogue

Abstract

In an attempt to examine classroom dialogue within a second grade classroom, I encouraged students to participate in mathematics discussions without needing to raise their hands before speaking. I challenged this traditional social norm and established sociomathematical norms as the study progressed. My study showed the effects of this change on the dialogue of students in my classroom. Focus was placed on the participation in classroom discussions when traditional social and sociomathematical norms were in place as well as when new norms were established. The study helped determine the effects of student-centered dialogue on conceptual understanding as demonstrated in the students' discussions, participation, and written expression.

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Graduation Date

2006

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Dixon, Juli;

Degree

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

College

College of Education

Department

Teaching and Learning Principles

Degree Program

K-8 Mathematics and Science Education

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0000946

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0000946

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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