Share Paper: Online Discussion Blog Assignments support Teacher Education: Tool for Reform-based Mathematics Instruction

  1. Anne Marie Marshall, Berry College, United States
  2. Savannah Lane, Berry College, United States
  3. Savannah Sweet, Berry College, United States
  4. Rachel Ruiz, Berry College, United States
Thursday, March 29 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Edison B

Abstract: This multiple case study provides a lens into the ways three prospective elementary school teachers (PSTs) engaged in online discussion blogs when exploring the geometric concepts of area and perimeter. The online discussion blog protocol utilized reform-based instruction consistent with social constructivism. Through collaborative discussion and negotiation, these PSTs refined, reconsidered, or modified their views about teaching and learning mathematics.