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Abrahamson, Dor; Sánchez-García, Raúl – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
Whereas emerging technologies, such as touchscreen tablets, are bringing sensorimotor interaction back into mathematics learning activities, existing educational theory is not geared to inform or analyze passages from action to concept. We present case studies of tutor-student behaviors in an embodied-interaction learning environment, the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Ecological Factors, Educational Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
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Horn, Ilana Seidel; Kane, Britnie Delinger – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
Increasingly, instructional improvement efforts include teacher communities as part of their overall strategy, yet the relationship between teachers' talk and professional learning remains underspecified. Using a discourse perspective on learning, this article compares opportunities to learn (OTLs) in the collaborative conversations of 3…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Cooperative Learning
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Heyd-Metzuyanim, Einat – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This study uses a new communicational lens that conceptualizes the activity of learning mathematics as interplay between mathematizing and identifying in order to study how the emotional, social, and cognitive aspects of learning mathematics interact with one another. The proposed framework is used to analyze the case of Idit, a girl who started…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Academic Failure, Mathematics Achievement
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Esmonde, Indigo – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
This article investigates how affluent students made sense of social justice issues that were embedded in mathematics learning activities. I present 2 case studies of such activities at the intermediate and secondary levels in 2 different schools. The analysis draws on video records and classroom artifacts and applies the theoretical framework of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Mathematics Education, Advantaged, Learning Activities
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Murata, Aki – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
This article presents an instructional model (inclusively responsive instruction) that takes advantage of student diversity in order to differentiate student learning while maintaining high expectations. In the history of U.S. education, diversity and academic rigor were often considered at odds, and educators tried to emphasize one at the expense…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Education, Student Diversity
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Nunez, Rafael – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
"The Journal of the Learning Sciences" has devoted this special issue to the study of embodied cognition (as it applies to mathematics), a topic that for several decades has gained attention in the cognitive sciences and in mathematics education, in particular. In this commentary, the author aims to address crucial questions in embodied…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Cognitive Processes, Human Body, Holistic Approach
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Nemirovsky, Ricardo; Rasmussen, Chris; Sweeney, George; Wawro, Megan – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
In this article we contribute a perspective on mathematical embodied cognition consistent with a phenomenological understanding of perception and body motion. It is based on the analysis of 4 selected episodes in 1 session of an undergraduate mathematics class. The theme of this particular class session was the geometric interpretation of the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Mathematics Education, Perception, Mobility
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Alibali, Martha W.; Nathan, Mitchell J. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
Gestures are often taken as evidence that the body is involved in thinking and speaking about the ideas expressed in those gestures. In this article, we present evidence drawn from teachers' and learners' gestures to make the case that mathematical knowledge is embodied. We argue that mathematical cognition is embodied in 2 key senses: It is based…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts, Physical Environment, Mathematics Instruction
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Jackson, Kara – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This article reports on an ethnographic study of a 10-year-old's pursuit of school-based mathematics across school and home to suggest that participating in school-based mathematics is a cross-setting phenomenon in at least 2 ways. First, I illustrate how accomplishing school-based mathematics literally extends into the home and how individuals…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Metz, Kathleen E. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
This study examines first graders' epistemic reasoning, in tacit "practical epistemologies" reflected in thinking about an investigation of their own design. I analyzed children's epistemic reasoning, following a design experiment scaffolding increasing regulation of scientific inquiry in a domain they studied in depth. Participants…
Descriptors: Investigations, Familiarity, Interviews, Grade 1
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Thom, Jennifer S. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
Geometry, classification, and the classification of geometrical objects are integral aspects of recent curriculum documents in mathematics education. Such curriculum documents, however, leave open how the "work" of classifying objects according to geometrical properties can be accomplished given that the knowledge of these properties is the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Classification, Geometry, Geometric Concepts
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Moschkovich, Judit N. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2008
This article examines a classroom discussion of multiple interpretations of the scales on two distance versus time graphs. The analysis describes how two students and a teacher used multiple meanings for phrases of the form "I went by" and coordinated these meanings with different views of the scales. Students' ambiguous and shifting meanings did…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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Sfard, Anna – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2007
The interpretive framework for the study of learning introduced in this article and called "commognitive" is grounded in the assumption that thinking is a form of communication and that learning mathematics is tantamount to modifying and extending one's discourse. These basic tenets lead to the conclusion that substantial discursive change, rather…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 1, Thinking Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Webb, Noreen M.; Nemer, Kariane Mari; Ing, Marsha – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2006
Prior research on small-group collaboration identifies several behaviors that significantly predict student learning, such as exchanging explanations and applying help received. Previous reports focus on student behavior to understand why many students do not engage in behaviors predictive of learning, leaving unexplored how teachers may influence…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Cooperative Learning, Middle Schools, Mathematics Education
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Izsak, Andrew – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2005
This article extends and strengthens the knowledge in pieces perspective (diSessa, 1988, 1993) by applying core components to analyze how 5th-grade students with computational knowledge of whole-number multiplication and connections between multiplication and discrete arrays constructed understandings of area and ways of using representations to…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Education, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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