Friendship Groups and Socially Constructed Mathematical Knowledge

Edwards, Julie-Ann (2004) Friendship Groups and Socially Constructed Mathematical Knowledge Proceedings of the British Society for the Learning of Mathematics, 24, (3)


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This paper examines an aspect of collaborative group work arising from a study of peer talk in secondary school mathematics classrooms. The study focused on the extent to which ‘exploratory talk’, defined as the type of talk which indicates reasoning, occurs in these collaborative groups. One feature of this study, which became evident in transcripts of peer talk and in subsequent interviews with students, was the extent to which friendship groupings supported mathematical learning. Evidence from transcripts of peer talk which indicates this type of support is discussed.

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Keywords: collaborative group work, exploratory talk, friendship groups
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
ePrint ID: 18142
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November 2004Published
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 23:12
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