ERIC Number: ED466384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
On Representations and Situated Tools.
This paper suggests that the systems of representations that we use in mathematics have a cultural origin and concludes that the knowledge produced with the help of these systems of representation likewise has a cultural origin. This assertion forces a reformulation of the issue of objectivity in terms that differ from those inherited from epistemological realism. Information about cognition and historical development, cognition and context, and cognition and computing tools is included. (Contains 16 references.) (DDR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (21st, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, October 23-26, 1999); see ED 433 998. Paper based on the project "La incorporacion de nuevas tecnologias a la cultura escolar," which was supported by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia.