Rhetorical Ways of Thinking focuses on how the co-construction of learning models the interpretation of a mathematical situation. It is a comprehensive examination of the role of sociocultural-historical theory developed by Vygotsky. This book puts forward the supposition that the major assumptions of sociocultural-historic theory are essential to understanding the theoryas application to mathematical pedagogy, which explores issues relevant to learning and teaching mathematics-in-context, thus providing a valuable practical tool for general mathematics education research. The most important goal, then, is to exemplify the merging of the theory with practice and the subsequent applications to mathematics teaching and learning. This monograph contains five chapters, including a primer to Vygotskyas sociocultural historic theory, three comprehensive empirical studies examining: prospective teachersa perception of mathematics teaching and learning and the practice of scaffolded instruction to assist practicing teachers in developing their understanding of pedagogical content knowledge. Finally, the book concludes with a contextualization of the theory, linking it to best practices in the classroom.aaThe Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Initiative (CCSS) proposes that the teaching of mathematical content ... teachers and learners of mathematics in performing the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and divisionanbsp;...

Title | : | Rhetorical Ways of Thinking |

Author | : | Lillie R Albert |

Publisher | : | Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-05-30 |

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