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An Examination Of The Role Of Writing In Mathematics Instruction, Amy Jeppsen Jul 2005

An Examination Of The Role Of Writing In Mathematics Instruction, Amy Jeppsen

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This study uses qualitative methods to investigate the use of writing in a content course for elementary education majors in which writing was considered an important part of mathematical learning. The study differs from previous studies by investigating the role of writing in the everyday instructional activities, rather than investigating writing as a separate mathematical activity. An analysis of the instruction and class discussions that took place in this class reveals that components of writing that were addressed implicitly and explicitly in classroom instruction were developed simultaneously with conceptual understanding, suggesting a much stronger and more integral relationship between writing ...


Fraction Multiplication And Division Image Change In Pre-Service Elementary Teachers, Jennifer J. Cluff Jul 2005

Fraction Multiplication And Division Image Change In Pre-Service Elementary Teachers, Jennifer J. Cluff

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This study investigated three pre-service elementary teachers' understanding of fractions and fraction multiplication and division. The motivation for this study was lack of conceptual understanding of fractions and fraction multiplication and division. Pre-service elementary teachers were chosen because teachers are the conduit of information for their students. The subjects were followed through the fractions unit in a mathematics methods course for pre-service elementary teachers at Brigham Young University. Each subject volunteered to participate and were interviewed and videotaped throughout the study, and they also provided copies of all work done in the fractions unit in the course. The data is ...