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ERIC Number: ED573288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
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Variation and Mathematics Pedagogy
Leung, Allen
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
This discussion paper put forwards variation as a theme to structure mathematical experience and mathematics pedagogy. Patterns of variation from Marton's Theory of Variation are understood and developed as types of variation interaction that enhance mathematical understanding. An idea of a discernment unit comprising mutually supporting variation interactions is proposed and used as a building block for a mathematics pedagogy that resembles a developmental sequence from coarse idea to precise definition. Classification of plane figures is used as a pedagogical example for illustration.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia