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UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING A MULTIPLE SOLUTION NORM

dc.contributor.advisorChazan, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.authorHollenbeck, Richarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-06T05:57:25Z
dc.date.available2009-10-06T05:57:25Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9526
dc.description.abstractMost mathematics educators endorse the idea that important concepts and procedures should be taught by asking students to solve problems whose solutions can be derived by multiple solution methods. This vision for classroom activity involves the teacher routinely soliciting multiple ideas for solving a single problem; students communicating what they are thinking; students respectfully listening to what others say; and students discussing their solution methods and comparing the advantages or each. This dissertation explores some of the practical challenges that teachers face when using multiple solutions in the mathematics classrooms, and considers how teachers might address these challenges. In addition, this dissertation puts forth a theoretical framework for analyzing how classrooms make use of students' multiple solutions. These issues were examined by utilizing a first-person research methodology in an eighth grade classroom with students who had a history of behavioral concerns and low academic performance.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.titleUNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING A MULTIPLE SOLUTION NORMen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCurriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Curriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMathematicsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMiddle Schoolen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMultiple Solutionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNormen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSociomathematical Normsen_US


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