Communication through Mathematics: The Effects on Mathematic Reasonableness

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Paper describes a study focused on the efficiency of using prescribed tools to aid in justification and reasonableness in solving mathematical problems.

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25 p.: ill.

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Lopez, Lorraine 2014.

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Paper describes a study focused on the efficiency of using prescribed tools to aid in justification and reasonableness in solving mathematical problems.

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25 p.: ill.

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Abstract: This Action Research focused on the efficiency of using prescribed tools to aid in justification and reasonableness in solving mathematical problems. A lack of connection to real life and mathematical situations in elementary schools was noted in the observations. This study was initiated based on the hypothesis that verbal and pictorial justifications will improve mathematical reasonableness. Pre-instructional samples, assessments, and observations showed little to no reasonableness in students’ formulated answers. Students were having difficulty connecting math in real life and forming accurate answers. Post-instructional samples, assessments, and observations showed a significant increase in justification as well as statistically significant differences in posttest scores on the mathematics concept the students were learning during the study. The use of a progressive approach to learning, verbal, and pictorial justifications accurately transferred to the students’ computation skills.

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  • Eagle Feather, Issue 11, University of North Texas Honors College: Denton, Texas. 2014

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  • Publication Title: Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 11
  • Issue: 2014
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Lopez, Lorraine. Communication through Mathematics: The Effects on Mathematic Reasonableness, article, 2014; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1625047/: accessed July 13, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.

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