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Cultural Perspectives on the Mathematics Classroom : Mathematics Education Library - Steve Lerman

Cultural Perspectives on the Mathematics Classroom

Mathematics Education Library

By: Steve Lerman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1994
ISBN: 9780792329312
Number Of Pages: 215

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Mathematics teaching and learning have been dominated by a concern for the intellectual readiness of the child, debates over role learning versus understanding, and recently mathematical processes and thinking. The gaze into today's mathematics classroom is firmly focused on the individual learner. Recently, however, studies of mathematics in social practices, including the market-place and the home, have initiated a shift in focus. Culture has become identified as the key to understanding the ground on which the learner appropriates meaning. The chapters in this timely book attempt to engage with this shift and offer original contributions to the debate about mathematics teaching and learning. They adopt theoretical perspectives whilst drawing on the classroom as both the source of investigation and the site of potential change and development. The book will be of central interest to lecturers and researchers and to teachers concerned with the classroom as a cultural phenomenon.

Introductionp. 1
The Culture of the Mathematics Classroom: An Unknown Quantity?p. 7
Sets, Lies and Stereotypesp. 37
Mathematics by Allp. 51
Whose Culture Includes Mathematics?p. 69
Anthropology in the Mathematics Classroom?p. 85
What Happens When Robots Have Feelings?p. 99
The Computer as a Catalyst in the Mathematics Classroom?p. 115
Spoken Mathematical Classroom Culture: Artifice and Artificialityp. 133
Patterns of Interaction and the Culture of Mathematics Classroomsp. 149
Language and "Subjectivity" in the Mathematics Classroomp. 169
Changing Focus in the Mathematics Classroomp. 191
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ISBN: 9780792329312
ISBN-10: 0792329317
Series: Mathematics Education Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 30th June 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54