ERIC Number: ED476081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Mathematical Epistemologies at Work.
In this paper, I draw together a corpus of findings derived from two sources: studies of students using computers to learn mathematics, and research into the use of mathematics in professional practice. Using this as a basis, I map some elements of a theoretical framework for understanding the nature of mathematical knowledge in use, and how it is conceptualized by practitioners. I then draw some provisional implications for a set of design principles for activity systems aimed at fostering mathematical learning. I propose a central role for digital technologies, both in assisting understanding of the genetic construction of knowledge, and in developing learning environments that instantiate the design principles. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (26th, Norwich, England, July 21-26, 2002). See SE 067 806.