Paraphrasing and Quoting Exercise

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Assignment A5: Paraphrasing and Quoting Exercise Template: A5IFatima

Name: Iffath Fatima
Course/Section: 8040-13
Date: September 6, 2009
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Article # 1
APA citation as it would appear in the Reference List:
Maxwell, V., & Lassak, M. (2008, March). An Experiment in Using Portfolios in the Middle School Classroom. Mathematic Teaching in the Middle School, 13(7), 404-409. Retrieved September 6, 2009, from Education Research Complete database.

Paraphrase a brief synopsis (one or two paragraphs) of this article. Include the appropriate APA in-text citation. This article emphasizes the results of an experiment conducted by the author to find out the students accomplishments with the use of portfolios in the middle grade classrooms. The author used the portfolios as assessment tool in one of his mathematical classes. According to the author, the use of portfolios facilitated him to incorporate more activities requiring problem solving skills as well as projects. This also enabled him to gain insight into his student’s mathematical thinking and learning process.

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Article #2
APA citation as it would appear in the Reference List:
Tsai, Y., & Chang, C. (2009, June). Using Combinatorial Approach to Improve Students’ Learning of the Distributive Law and Multiplicative Identities. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 7(3), 501-531. Retrieved September 6, 2009, doi: 10. 1007/s 10763-008-9135-x.

Write either a defense or a critique (one or two paragraphs) of this article, using paraphrasing to explain why it is scholarly or not. Include the appropriate APA in-text citation.  This article reports the alternative approach called combinatorial approach to learning multiple identities in mathematics. This article is from scholarly source as the author of the document has cited the information sources and method of data collection for research given in the article. This article retrieved from educational research database and the...
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