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ERIC Number: EJ1036705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Mental Mathematics, Emergence of Strategies, and the Enactivist Theory of Cognition
Proulx, Jérôme
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v84 n3 p309-328 Nov 2013
In this article, I present and build on the ideas of John Threlfall ("Educational Studies in Mathematics" 50:29-47, 2002) about strategy development in mental mathematics contexts. Focusing on the emergence of strategies rather than on issues of choice or flexibility of choice, I ground these ideas in the enactivist theory of cognition, particularly in issues of problem posing, for discussing the nature of the solving processes at play when solving mental mathematics problems. I complement this analysis and conceptualization by offering two examples about issues of emergence of strategies and of problem posing, in order to offer illustrations thereof, as well as to highlight the fruitfulness of this orientation for better understanding the processes at play in mental mathematics contexts.
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Language: English
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