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dc.contributor.supervisorMason, Ralph (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)en
dc.contributor.authorJanzen Roth, Evan
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-14T17:41:23Z
dc.date.available2011-07-14T17:41:23Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-14T17:41:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/4738
dc.description.abstractThis design experiment research introduces a mathematical inquiry titled Pattern Math. The Pattern Math activities create an atmosphere where students can think mathematically, communicate mathematically and make connections between different mathematical concepts. Based on simple patterns with complex explanations, the Pattern Math activities provide students with the opportunity to develop their conceptual understanding of mathematics. Through reflections on the activities, students are able to reexamine their views of learning mathematics. This design experiment research has a narrative approach and incorporates the teaching and research technique of interactive writing. The research highlights the power of inquiry. By providing students with the opportunity to work within their zone of proximal development, the Pattern Math activities provide students with the opportunity to make mathematical discoveries and come to understand algebra and arithmetic with conceptual understanding.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectdesign experiment researchen
dc.subjectmathematical inquiryen
dc.subjectpatternsen
dc.subjectmathematical communicationen
dc.subjectthinking mathematicallyen
dc.subjectconceptual understandingen
dc.subjectmathematics educationen
dc.subjectinteractive writingen
dc.subjectzone of proximal developmenten
dc.subjectalgebraen
dc.titlePattern Math: a design experiment of mathematical inquiryen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineCurriculum, Teaching and Learningen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeFalkenberg, Thomas (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) Liljedahl, Peter (Simon Fraser University)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Education (M.Ed.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2011en


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