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ERIC Number: EJ1012303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1074-9039
The Mathematics of Tithing: A Study of Religious Giving and Mathematical Development
Taylor, Edd V.
Mind, Culture, and Activity, v20 n2 p132-149 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine children's mathematical understandings related to participation in tithing (giving 10% of earnings to the church). Observations of church services and events, as well as interviews with parents, children, and church leaders, were analyzed in an effort to capture the ways in which mathematical problem solving was related to the social context of tithing. I introduce the direct influence model to describe components of the practice itself and to identify supports and constraints that exist related to children's opportunities to engage in problem solving that varied by participation frequency and mathematical complexity. (Contains 2 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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