I spent approximately one-half hour "going through" this article. I spent time reading it, but did not download the...
I spent approximately one-half hour "going through" this article. I spent time reading it, but did not download the necessary plug-ins to view the accompanying multimedia presentations.Quality of content: The article is well written and addresses issues that should be emphasized, e.g., logical reasoning. They present ideas for using discourse to promote students' thinking. I would even like to see greater development of some of the ideas. For example, "How do I know I'm right?" In terms of mathematical reasoning it would be good to have included several scenarios about counterexamples, the use of many examples not serving as proof that a fact/principle/algorithm is true, etc. The Math Forum staff are continuing to provide materials that help mathematics educators improve the teaching of mathematics.Effectiveness for enhancing teaching and learning: Links between their findings and the research on student learning and instruction are noted. Discussion focuses on the specific strategies that are used to help students become engaged in inquiry and take more responsibility and initiative in their learning.Technical Remarks: Difficult to use. Must have plug-in for full benefit of this good work. It is not easy to read the article online. It is also a bit unwieldy to print it out...many webpages.