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dc.contributor.authorRichman, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorDietiker, Leslieen_US
dc.contributor.authorRiling, Meghanen_US
dc.date2018-08-26
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-27T21:31:33Z
dc.date.available2018-11-27T21:31:33Z
dc.identifier.citationAndrew Richman, Leslie Dietiker, Meghan Riling. "The plot thickens: The aesthetic dimensions of a captivating mathematics lesson." Journal of Mathematical Behavior [In press], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmathb.2018.08.005
dc.identifier.issn0732-3123
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/32708
dc.description.abstractWe present an analysis of a sixth-grade mathematics lesson in which an aesthetically-rich moment of mathematical surprise, inspired by a decontextualized integer addition problem, spurred students to ask mathematical questions and actively sustain inquiry into the lesson’s central ideas. In order to understand how the unfolding mathematical content enabled this moment, we interpret the lesson as a mathematical story. Using this narrative framework, we describe the aesthetic dimensions of the story including its plot, density, coherence, and rhythm, and connect them to the unfolding mathematical content. This analysis demonstrates how these aesthetic elements of a lesson can be recognized and how they help explain the students’ productive engagement. This framework offers a potential tool for researchers and practitioners who seek to understand, design, and enact captivating mathematical experiences.en_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Mathematical Behavior
dc.subjectMathematical sciencesen_US
dc.subjectMathematics curriculumen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectMathematical storyen_US
dc.subjectMiddle schoolen_US
dc.subjectInteger additionen_US
dc.titleThe plot thickens: The aesthetic dimensions of a captivating mathematics lessonen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jmathb.2018.08.005
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Wheelock College of Education & Human Developmenten_US
pubs.publication-statusAccepteden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5331-1334 (Dietiker, Leslie)


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