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ERIC Number: ED501130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Getting At The Mathematics: Sara's Journal
Speiser, Bob; Walter, Chuck
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v4 p245-250
In this paper, we discuss issues in planning and conducting research into mathematics learning. We emphasize two central themes: (1) the learners' mathematics (especially the issues and ideas, in given problem situations, that learners choose to think about and to present; and (2) the kinds of knowledge that learners may be building (including their ideas about what mathematics is, and how people do, learn, use, communicate and understand it). While the first theme is at least partly mathematical, the second interweaves cognition and epistemology. Anchored in student data from an extended classroom teaching experiment in the mathematics of change, we focus on key choices needed to build narratives to help researchers capture, in detail, how students understand their own engagement with their mathematics. (Contains 2 footnotes and 3 figures.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500860.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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