Collective argumentation and modelling mathematics practices outside the classroom.

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Title Collective argumentation and modelling mathematics practices outside the classroom.
Author Brown, Raymond Albert Joseph; Redmond, Trevor
Publication Title Mathematics: essential research, essential practice : proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Editor Jane Watson & Kim Beswick
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Adelaide, SA
Publisher MERGA Inc.
Abstract An important aspect of bringing about change in the mathematics classroom is gauging the efficacy of the change in bringing about learning that has application outside the school classroom. The research reported in this paper is situated within an on-going study where over 20 teachers of mathematics in the middle years of schooling are using the practices of Collective Argumentation to bring about change in their classrooms. This paper reports on one aspect of the study that sought to explore whether students who use Collective Argumentation on a regular basis in their classrooms view mathematics as providing a forum where personal understandings can be expressed, re-considered, shared and coauthored when they go about knowing and doing mathematics in a novel context – an interschool mathematics modelling challenge. The results of the exploration are discussed and situated within the context of the findings of the on-going study.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.merga.net.au/
Alternative URI http://www.merga.net.au/node/38?year=2007
Copyright Statement Copyright MERGA 2007. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 978-1-920846-13-8
Conference name 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Location Hobart, Tasmania
Date From 2007-07-02
Date To 2007-07-06
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17195
Date Accessioned 2008-01-17
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject PRE2009-Education Studies
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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