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ERIC Number: ED350161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group = Groupe Canadian d'etude en didactique des mathematiques. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, May 23-27, 1991).
Quigley, Martyn, Ed.
The proceedings report is divided into four sections that include: (1) two invited lectures by Colette Laborde and James Kaput on the topics of students' reading and writing of mathematics and an allegory in which writing is introduced into a technology-based mathematical society; (2) working group reports on the topics of fractal geometry in the curriculum, the socio-cultural aspects of mathematics, the role of technology in understanding mathematics as presented in nine appendices, and the implications constructivism has for the teacher; (3) topic group reports on the analysis of peer discussions in mathematics classes and their effects on pupil learning, children's behavior and thinking about partitioning, using software to develop pupil's probabilistic and statistical thinking, and discussion of the meaning of critical mathematics education; and (4) an ad hoc group report that discuss a constructivist approach to mathematics education. Appendices include lists of the conference participants and the ERIC document numbers for previous proceedings, and the paper "Our Theories, Ourselves" by Linda Brandau. (MDH)
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Constructivism (Learning), Content Area Reading, Courseware, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Technology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology, Ethnomathematics, Foreign Countries, Fractals, Functions (Mathematics), Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Multiplication, Probability, Secondary School Mathematics, Sociocultural Patterns, Statistics, Teacher Education, Writing Across the Curriculum
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group.
Identifiers: Canada; Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group; Computer Algebra; MAPLE Computer Algebra System; NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards