ERIC Number: ED374973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-6
Making Mathematics Learning In and Out of School Complementary.
Masingila, Joanna O.
Students need in-school mathematical experiences to build on and formalize the mathematical knowledge they gain in out-of-school situations. This paper presents illustrations from research that was conducted to better understand how mathematics practice and problem solving in everyday work situations compared to secondary students' solutions of the same problems. A research framework for studying the interplay between sociocultural and cognitive developmental processes is described. The framework consists of three analytic components: (1) goals that emerge during activities, (2) cognitive forms and functions constructed to accomplish those goals, and (3) interplay among the various cognitive forms. The paper concludes by linking the framework to classroom practice. Contains 23 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).