Event Title

Using Inductive Generalization Principles in the Mathematics Classroom

Mentor 1

Chris Lawson

Start Date

16-4-2021 2:30 PM

Description

The Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice states that inductive generalizations, using specific evidence to come to new, broader conclusions, is one of the most important goals of mathematics education. Studies centered around pedagogy and educational practices have emphasized the need to support the development of inductive reasoning skills in the classroom. Psychological research has found that children are sensitive to the specific examples presented when making inductive generalizations. For example, children prefer to generalize when given more examples than fewer examples or when the examples presented represent a more diverse, varied set rather than a homogenous set. This study will explore the extent to which these psychological principles can be translated to the classroom and utilized strategically by educators to help support students master curriculum through making inductive generalizations.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 2:30 PM

Using Inductive Generalization Principles in the Mathematics Classroom

The Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice states that inductive generalizations, using specific evidence to come to new, broader conclusions, is one of the most important goals of mathematics education. Studies centered around pedagogy and educational practices have emphasized the need to support the development of inductive reasoning skills in the classroom. Psychological research has found that children are sensitive to the specific examples presented when making inductive generalizations. For example, children prefer to generalize when given more examples than fewer examples or when the examples presented represent a more diverse, varied set rather than a homogenous set. This study will explore the extent to which these psychological principles can be translated to the classroom and utilized strategically by educators to help support students master curriculum through making inductive generalizations.