
06597645
j
2016d.00410
Yow, Jan A.
``Can you tell me more?'' Student journaling and reasoning.
Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 21, No. 2, 7176 (2015).
2015
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
D43
E53
C53
student journals
feedback
mathematical thinking
reasoning
teaching methods
http://www.nctm.org/Publications/MathematicsTeachinginMiddleSchool/2015/Vol21/Issue2/%E2%80%9CCanYouTellMeMore_%E2%80%9DStudentJournalingandReasoning/
Summary: Journals provide a history of each student's thinking over time and allow this history to be easy to review. Journaling in mathematics has been found to be a valuable tool both for students and for teachers. Students benefit from journaling because it advances their mathematical understanding and ability to communicate in mathematics; teachers benefit by reading students' written thoughts, a resource that is not readily available, and by engaging with students through written feedback. In this article, the author sought to use journaling to further develop reasoning and sense making through teacher and student responses to each other in journals. In so doing, the author also wanted to promote students' critiques of one another's thinking and written mathematical discourse. (ERIC)