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Part D

Applying Reasoning and Proof
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You have just seen one application of reasoning and proof in the classroom: Students tackled a problem through working in groups and explaining their reasoning to one another and to Ms. Paster. Reflect on the following questions, and answer one or two in light of your own students and the content you teach.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • What can you do in your classroom to help students learn by explaining their reasoning to one another?
  • What are some of the advantages of having students work in groups to develop skill in reasoning and justifying their ideas?
  • Can you think of a situation when you might want students to work individually to complete a task and then write about their reasoning and proof on their own?
  • How do teacher questions help lead students to see patterns, draw conclusions, and make conjectures? What else do teacher questions need to focus on?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.


Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please keep your entries in whatever format you choose -- you will find them useful for reference later.

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