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Engaging Students In Authentic Mathematical Discourse In A High School Mathematics Classroom, Whitney Ann Evans May 2017

Engaging Students In Authentic Mathematical Discourse In A High School Mathematics Classroom, Whitney Ann Evans

MSU Graduate Theses

The purpose of this study is to gain insight into the successes and challenges a teacher faces when implementing authentic mathematical discourse in a high school mathematics classroom. Nine lessons were implemented that emphasized student engagement in Common Core Mathematics Practice Three (MP3) (construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.) This was a qualitative action research study that took place in a Geometry classroom with 16 9th-11th grade students. Personal journal entries were recorded by the teacher-researcher after each lesson which included detailed summaries of the lesson and reflections on instances of students engaging in MP3 as well ...


The Successes And Challenges Of Utilizing Geogebra To Integrate Mp5: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically, David Scott Matthews Ii May 2017

The Successes And Challenges Of Utilizing Geogebra To Integrate Mp5: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically, David Scott Matthews Ii

MSU Graduate Theses

The purpose of this action research study was to identify the successes and challenges a teacher experienced when GeoGebra was incorporated into an Algebra II unit of study with the goal of integrating the fifth mathematical practice of the Common Core State Standards, use appropriate tools strategically. Data were collected from 20 student participants and the teacher-researcher via the following methods: teacher-researcher self-observations, peer educator observations, student interviews, and video-recordings. Instruments in the form of an observational protocol, utilized by observers, and an interview protocol, utilized by the interviewer, were employed. The data analysis indicated two successes: the teacher-researcher’s ...