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Using Prediction to Promote Mathematical Reasoning

Ok-Kyeong Kim, Lisa Kasmer 

February 2007, Volume 12, Issue 6, Page 294

Abstract:
How using students' predictions purposely in the classroom will promote mathematical reasoning and encourage discussion about mathematical concepts. Examples are provided where prediction can be used in algebra and probability. Classroom management strategies are provided to make using prediction most effective.

Keywords:
Article
Algebra
Communication
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Probability
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Skill and Fluency
Reasoning and Proof