Teacher Interventions in Cooperative-Learning Mathematics Classes
The authors examined the extent to which teacher interventions focused on students' mathematical thinking in naturalistic cooperative-learning mathematics classroom settings. The authors also observed 6 videotapes about the same teaching content using similar curriculum from 2 states. They created 2 instruments for coding the quality of teacher intervention length, choice and frequency, and intervention. The results show the differences of teacher interventions to improve students' cognitive performance. The authors explained how to balance peer resource and students' independent thinking and how to use peer resource to improve students' thinking. Finally, the authors suggest detailed techniques to address students' thinking, such as identify, diversify, and deepen their thinking.
Childhood Education and Family Studies
cognitive performance, cooperative-learning mathematics classes, teacher interventions
Ding, Meixia, Xiaobao Li, Diana Piccolo, and Gerald Kulm. "Teacher interventions in cooperative-learning mathematics classes." The journal of educational research 100, no. 3 (2007): 162-175.
The Journal of Educational Research