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dc.contributor.supervisor Mason, Ralph (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) en
dc.contributor.author Janzen Roth, Evan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-14T17:41:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-14T17:41:23Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-14T17:41:23Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4738
dc.description.abstract This 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.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject design experiment research en
dc.subject mathematical inquiry en
dc.subject patterns en
dc.subject mathematical communication en
dc.subject thinking mathematically en
dc.subject conceptual understanding en
dc.subject mathematics education en
dc.subject interactive writing en
dc.subject zone of proximal development en
dc.subject algebra en
dc.title Pattern Math: a design experiment of mathematical inquiry en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Curriculum, Teaching and Learning en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Falkenberg, Thomas (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) Liljedahl, Peter (Simon Fraser University) en
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en
dc.description.note October 2011 en


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