Orchestrating whole-class discussions in mathematics using connected classroom technology
This paper reports on the planning of a pilot study where the aim is to develop and investigate teaching practices, using connected classroom technology (CCT), to support formative classroom practices in mathematics. The focus is on the design of a teaching unit including a whole-class discussion drawing on students’ computer-based work. The paper outlines both generic and topic-specific theories underpinning the design. Moreover, findings from a previous study, in terms of student responses to a task developed for a dynamic mathematics software environment, are used in the planning. One important issue addressed in this paper is the sequencing of student responses to display and use as a basis for whole-class discussions.