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Part B

Exploring Reasoning and Proof
  Introduction | Difference Trains | Problem Reflection | Your Journal

 
 

You've just explored some problems using attribute blocks and examined your own reasoning about how you arrived at possible solutions. Now we'd like you to write about your own classroom practice. As you make your journal entry, use the material you've just seen and read as a context. Read the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.


Questions to write and reflect about:
  • Think about your own work with the attribute pieces. How did explaining your reasoning help you know that your solution was correct –– even before you selected the Check key? What implications would using the same approach have for students?
  • Having young children explain their thinking leads to many positive outcomes in developing mathematical expertise and attitudes. What are some positive outcomes for your students that resulted from having them explain and justify their thinking?
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.



journal

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.

Next  Learn how the Standards define Reasoning and Proof

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