김정원 Kim Jeongwon , 김유경 Kim Yukyung , 방정숙 Pang JeongSuk
DOI: JANT Vol.24(No.3) 157-174, 2021
This study analyzed the process of establishing a social structure in a third-grade mathematics classroom for one semester and explored learning processes based on various social interactions and relationships between the teacher and students. In the early phase of the semester, main foci were placed on establishing an overall social norms and basic social structure for effective mathematical learning. In the middle phase of the semester, an emphasis among students’ interactions was given to exploration of mathematical concepts. Students tended to ask whatever they did not know exactly and clearly understood what to explain. In the late phase of the semester, students' individual disposition was further considered. Disciplinary personality traits including intellectual courage, honesty, consideration, and cooperation were emphasized along with mathematical exploration. Based on these research results, this study was intended to provide implications for implementing more meaningful mathematics lessons by fully considering not only mathematical connections but also social connections.