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Planning and assessing mathematical reasoning in the primary classroom

conference contribution
posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Sandra Herbert, Leicha Bragg
Despite a growing emphasis in Australia on mathematical reasoning in curriculum documents and resources to
support its understanding and teaching, reasoning still remains difficult to plan and assess for many teachers. In this
paper, we share the planning of a number task intended to elicit reasoning in primary students, and the assessment
of their reasoning through utilising a purposefully designed rubric to determine three reasoning actions; Analysing,
Forming Conjectures and Generalising, and, Justifying and Logical Argument. These resources for planning and
assessing reasoning not only offer teachers an avenue to examine their students’ mathematical reasoning, but also as a
springboard to future planning for reasoning opportunities in all mathematics lessons.

History

Event

Mathematical Association of Victoria. Conference (54th : 2017 : Bundoora, Vic.)

Pagination

48 - 54

Publisher

Mathematical Association of Victoria

Location

Bundoora, Vic.

Place of publication

Brunswick, Vic.

Start date

2017-12-07

End date

2017-12-08

Language

eng

Publication classification

EN Other conference paper

Copyright notice

2017, The Mathematical Association of Victoria

Editor/Contributor(s)

R Seah, M Horne, J Ocean, C Orellana

Title of proceedings

MAV17 : Achieving excellence in M.A.T.H.S : Proceedings of the 54th Annual MAV17 Conference

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