Making good practice common practice by using computer aided formative assessment

Shai Olsher, Michal Yerushalmy

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Rich technological environments present many opportunities for guided inquiry in the mathematics classroom. In this paper we focus on the role of the teacher supporting the forming and proving of conjectures by the students, during a whole class discussion. We examine the practices of an expert teacher that conducts a classroom discussion based on students' conjectures formed while working in pairs with a dynamic geometry environment (DGE). Specifically, we analyse the way the teacher categorizes the different conjectures, and then addresses them during the whole class discussion. We suggest that this categorization could be offloaded onto a technological platform that would do it automatically, thus making this type of information accessible not only to teachers that could perform this categorization on the spot.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching
EditorsG. Aldon, J. Trgalova
Place of PublicationLyon, France
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2017


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