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Reasoning and ProofSession 04 OverviewTab atab btab ctab dtab eReference
Part A

Observing Student Reasoning and Proof
  Introduction | Completing Patterns #1 | Problem Reflection #1 | Completing Patterns #2 | Problem Reflection #2 | Classroom Practice | Observe a Classroom | Questions and Answers | Your Journal

 
 

We've just observed a problem that involves student thinking about patterns with a focus on reasoning. Now we'd like you to write about your own classroom practice. As you make your journal entry, use the material you've just seen and read as a context. Read the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.


Questions to write and reflect about:
  • Why is mathematical reasoning an important process to include in the teaching of mathematics to young children?
  • How can you make reasoning an integral part of mathematics instruction in your classroom? Be specific.
  • Think of the mathematics curriculum for your grade level, and choose one content strand. What are some examples of how you can include student reasoning in that strand?
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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