Connecting Research to Teaching: Keys to Successful Group Work: Culture, Structure, Nurture

Kasi C. Allen
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Collaboration in the mathematics classroom contributes to student learning as well as strengthened preparation for twenty-first-century professions. However, facilitating group work with teenage students can prove challenging. Three strategies for success are establishing a supportive classroom culture; structuring groups and tasks; and nurturing the effort.


Edited by Margaret Kinzel, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Laurie Cavey, Boise State University, Boise, ID

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Kasi C. Allen,, is assistant professor of mathematics education in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She is interested in issues of mathematics equity and strategies for mathematically empowering students across the grade levels.

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