ERIC Number: ED392601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Bringing the Mathematics to the Foreground. Draft.
The goal of this paper is to explore possible explanations for why mathematics seems to remain in the background for many minority students. First, a brief background for a project to develop mathematics teaching that builds on students' backgrounds and experiences is provided. This is followed by a brief look at the theoretical framework supporting the project. Then, four learning modules are summarized and their mathematical potential as well as missed opportunities are discussed. Finally, a discussion of the difficulties in bringing mathematics to the foreground is given. Contains 45 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning, Santa Cruz, CA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 1995).