Writing in mathematics is complex. To swim in the deep end of mathematical understanding, a peer-review activity helps students support a claim and communicate it clearly while keeping the audience in mind.
Jerilynn Lepak and Taren Going
In an eighth-grade classroom, the authors used the Connected Math Project curriculum and three essential components of an argument implied by Driscoll (1999) to adapt mathematical tasks to elicit written arguments that go beyond recounting steps.
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Kristen N. Bieda and Jerilynn Lepak
Research explores how to help students build from, instead of building with, examples when justifying mathematical ideas.