Sorting Out Definitions

View More View Less
  • 1 University of Minnesota
  • 2 West Virginia University, Morgantown

Students need opportunities to construct definitions in mathematics. We describe a sorting activity that can help students construct and refine definitions through discussion and argumentation. We include examples from our own work of planning and implementing this sorting activity to support constructing a definition of linear function.

Supplementary Materials

    • Supplemental Materials (PDF 658 KB)
    • Supplemental Materials (PDF 125 KB)

Desmos Activity

Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 328 328 21
Full Text Views 624 624 18
PDF Downloads 182 182 7
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0