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Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
Math metacognition is on the rise. There is an increase in focusing student thought on the process of computation and problem solving. This study examined what happened when math talks were conducted in a general education second-grade classroom and if students’ perceptions of math changed after they participated in math talks. The researcher’s purpose was to more fully understand students’ thoughts related to math. The data was collected through student interviews, student surveys, and researcher observational field notes. Then, the data was analyzed through coding using the constant comparative method and frequency counts. The main themes to emerge from the data were student identification of problem-solving strategies in math, math within community, and student emotional responses to math.
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Parsons, Jessica, "Math Talks: Focusing on Student Thought in a Second-Grade Classroom" (2020). Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning. 31.
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