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ERIC Number: EJ1040880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
The "Emerging" and "Emergent" Present: A View on the Indeterminate Nature of Mathematics Lessons
Roth, Wolff-Michael; Maheux, Jean-Fran├žois
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v26 n2 p325-352 Jun 2014
The notion of emergence has considerable currency in mathematics education. However, the notion tends to be used in a descriptive way rather than being theorized and developed as a phenomenon sui generis. The purpose of this article is to contribute to building a theory of "emergence." After providing an exemplifying description and analysis of an episode from a second-grade mathematics classroom studying three-dimensional geometry, we discuss implications for theoretical and classroom praxis in mathematics education, especially for the curriculum planning and the preparation, training, and enhancement of teachers of mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
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Language: English
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