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This paper explores the process by which mathematical knowledge is socially constructed. Interactional analysis of a lesson on fact families shows how one third-grade mathematics class negotiated the meanings of writing a number sentence for a picture and a fact family. In the course of classroom interactions, teacher and students shifted the lesson's focus from number sentences that represented physical images to permutations of 3 numerals around 2 operation symbols. (Author)

Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Observation Techniques, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Mathematics Education, Number Concepts, Primary Education

Author: McNeal, Betsy

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6879&id=ED389563


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