Title

The Role of the Teacher in Supporting Imagery in Understanding Integers

Authors

Authors

D. Akyuz; M. Stephan;J. K. Dixon

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Egit. Bilim

Keywords

Imagery; teacher education; mathematics education; teacher practices; INSTRUCTION; MATHEMATICS; KNOWLEDGE; Education & Educational Research

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a design experiment conducted in a 7th grade mathematics classroom aimed at improving students' understanding of integer concepts and operations. The study particularly focuses on an expert teacher's role in helping students develop meaningful imagery which students can use as a foundation to fold back and rely on as they engage in further mathematical activities. Toulmin's model of argumentation is used as an analytical tool to document when an image becomes taken-as-shared by the classroom community. The results suggest that the practices of the teacher played an important role in students' development of various images in understanding and solving integer problems meaningfully as well as communicating their ideas effectively.

Journal Title

Egitim Ve Bilim-Education and Science

Volume

37

Issue/Number

163

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

268

Last Page

282

WOS Identifier

WOS:000300119100021

ISSN

1300-1337

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