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ERIC Number: EJ1107311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Heaps, Complexes and Concepts (Part 1)
Berger, Margot
For the Learning of Mathematics, v24 n2 p2-6 2004
In this article and part 2, the author focuses on how an individual appropriates notions from the socially-sanctioned body of knowledge called mathematics. Specifically, the author is concerned with how students, to a greater or lesser extent, internalise mathematical ideas that exist in the social world (on the chalkboard, in textbooks, in the activities of their lecturers and fellow students) and make them their own. The motivation for focusing on the individual is that, at university level, mathematical learning largely takes place in a context which consists of an individual reading definitions and theorems and engaging in exercises or tasks suggested by a textbook or lecturer. [Part 2 is published in volume 24 number 3 2004.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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