In this chapter, we focus on the ways two community college instructors worked with students to demonstrate the solution of contextualized algebra problems in their college algebra lessons. We use two classroom episodes to illustrate how they sought to elicit students' mathematical ideas of algebraic topics, attending primarily to teachers' questioning approaches. We found that the instructors mostly asked questions of lower cognitive demand and used a variety of approaches to elicit the mathematical ideas of the problems, such as using examples relevant to the students and dividing the problems into smaller tasks, that together help identify a solution. We conclude by offering considerations for instruction at community colleges and potential areas for professional development.
|Title of host publication||Problem Solving in Mathematics Instruction and Teacher Professional Development|
|Editors||Patricio Felmer, Peter Liljedahl, Boris Koichu|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|