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The Resource Applying Toulmin's argumentation framework to explanations in a reform-oriented mathematics class, Jennifer Alder Brinkerhoff

Applying Toulmin's argumentation framework to explanations in a reform-oriented mathematics class, Jennifer Alder Brinkerhoff

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Applying Toulmin's argumentation framework to explanations in a reform-oriented mathematics class
Title
Applying Toulmin's argumentation framework to explanations in a reform-oriented mathematics class
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Alder Brinkerhoff
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Language
eng
Summary
This study looks at conceptual explanations given in a reform-oriented mathematics class for preservice secondary mathematics teachers and extends Toulmin's argumentation framework to account for some of the complexities of the explanations given by these students. This study explains the complexities that arose in applying Toulmin's framework to explanations and extends the framework by accounting for the features of conceptual explanations. The complexities of these explanations are that they are made up of multiple arguments that build on each other to reach a final conclusion and that they are also dependant upon the social aspects of the class in which they are situated. Recognizing that some statements have dual purposes in the explanation and that there are varying levels of justification used in the explanations helped to account for the first complexity of explanations. The classification of class conventions helps to account for the social influences on explanations. This study differs from other studies that use Toulmin's framework to analyze formal proofs or to identify taken-as-shared understanding in a classroom. This study instead focuses on using the framework to analyze the components of explanations and to provide insight into the structure of conceptually oriented explanations. This study contributes to the existing research by extending Toulmin's argumentation framework to account for how social influences help determine the appropriate components of an explanation
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2007
Granting institution
Brigham Young University. Dept. of Mathematics Education
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Applying Toulmin's argumentation framework to explanations in a reform-oriented mathematics class, Jennifer Alder Brinkerhoff
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1960
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 54-56)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xiii, 56 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn377159961
Label
Applying Toulmin's argumentation framework to explanations in a reform-oriented mathematics class, Jennifer Alder Brinkerhoff
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1960
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 54-56)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xiii, 56 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn377159961

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