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Part D

Applying Reasoning and Proof
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You have just seen one application of reasoning and proof in the classroom: students tackling a problem through working in groups, followed by whole-class discussion. Reflect on the following questions, and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.


Questions to write and reflect about:
  • What can you do in your classroom to help students learn by explaining their reasoning to their classmates?
  • What are some of the advantages of having students work in groups to develop skill in reasoning and in justifying their ideas?
  • How do teacher questions help lead students to see patterns, draw conclusions, and make conjectures? When are such questions appropriate? When should a teacher ask more generic questions?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.



journal

Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please keep your entries in whatever format you choose -- you will find them useful for reference later.

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