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Title: PATTERNS OF REASONING: WARRANTS IN ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS AND CODING ARGUMENTS
Argumentation is widely used in teaching mathematics, but little research has been done on argumentation in teaching integrated mathematics and coding. As part of a larger study investigating collective argumentation in teaching mathematics, science, and coding, we classified the warrants given by elementary-age students who were engaged in argumentation in mathematics and coding. Three ma}or categories - calculation, visual, and unformalized knowledge - accounted for the majority of warrants given. Further analysis revealed differences in types of warrants when the primary focus of the argument was coding versus when the primary focus of the argument was mathematics. Our results suggest that expecting students to provide reasons for modifying their code, similar to what is expected in mathematics arguments, helps move them away from a trial-and-error to a more structured approach to coding.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
1741910
NSF-PAR ID:
10472243
Author(s) / Creator(s):
; ;
Editor(s):
Olanoff, D.; Johnson, K.; Spitzer, S. M.
Publisher / Repository:
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the forty-third annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Page Range / eLocation ID:
1569-1573
Format(s):
Medium: X
Location:
Philadelphia, PA.
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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