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Shahbari, Juhaina; Daher, Wajeeh – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study came to characterize the features of mathematical models built by mathematics pre-service teachers for a model eliciting activity. Fourteen groups participated in building the models. We used a combination of deductive and inductive content analysis to characterize the pre-service teachers' elicited models, taking into account features…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Mueller, Mary; Yankelewitz, Dina – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This article reports on an analysis of episodes of invalid or controversial arguments that occurred while two different groups of students worked on similar fraction tasks and examine the role that these types of arguments played in the development of students' reasoning. One group consisted of suburban, middle-class, fourth graders who worked on…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Fractions, Grade 4, Elementary School Students