To Pursue or Not to Pursue: Making Decisions about Student Mathematical Thinking

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Abstract/Description:

Incorporating student mathematical thinking into classroom instruction is a best practice, but not all student thinking provides the same leverage for accomplishing mathematical goals. Learn about characteristics of student thinking that can be used to determine which thinking has significant potential to support students’ learning of mathematics.


Location: NCTM 2019 in San Diego, California
Presenter:

Blake E. Peterson, Brigham Young University; Keith R. Leatham, Brigham Young University; and Laura Van Zoest, Western Michigan University